There were 14 new COVID-19 cases in the Terrace local health area (LHA) between Mar. 21 and Mar. 27, according to the latest data published by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC). That is six fewer cases than the previous week.
The new figures drop the Terrace (LHA), which includes Kitselas, Thornhill, and Kitsumkalum, to an average daily rate of 5.1 to 10 cases per 100,000 people.
There were seven new cases in the Nass Valley. Those BCCDC figures for the Nass Valley may not match numbers self-reported by the Nisga’a Valley Health Authority (NVHA), due to differences in how the two organizations track cases.
In the Prince Rupert LHA there were 72 new cases, four on Haida Gwaii, and 17 in the Kitimat LHA. Prince Rupert, Nisga’a, Kitimat and Upper Skeena LHA’s all have an average daily rate of greater than 20 cases per 100,000 people.
The BCCDC listed two COVID-19 exposures for flights from Terrace to Vancouver. There was an exposure on Air Canada flight 2279 on Mar. 31. The affected rows were not reported. There was another flight exposure April 1 on WestJet flight 4706, rows one to six were affected.
All Indigenous adults are eligible to book an appointment at Terrace’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic. As of April 8, the clinic is booking non-Indigenous seniors born in or before 1956. For the latest information on booking a vaccine appointment, visit Northern Health’s website.
Northern Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital’s patient care unit on Mar. 29. Originally, Northern Health said that four patients tested positive, which was later corrected to three patients on April 1. Northern Health also declared a second outbreak at Acropolis Manor in Prince Rupert on April 4. Two residents tested positive for COVID-19 in the West Pod.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story listed a flight exposure on Air Canada Flight 2297. That is incorrect. The correct flight is Air Canada flight 2279 on Mar. 31 from Terrace to Vancouver.