There were three new COVID-19 cases reported in the Terrace local health area between May 2 and May 8, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)

There were three new COVID-19 cases reported in the Terrace local health area between May 2 and May 8, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)

New COVID-19 cases in Terrace remain low

Northern Health is now booking everyone over the age of 18 in Terrace for vaccination

There were three new COVID-19 cases in the Terrace local health area (LHA) between May 2 and May 8, according to the latest data published by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC). That is a decrease of one new case compared to the previous week.

The Terrace (LHA) to an average daily rate of 0.1-5 cases per 100,000 people.

There were zero 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 was one new case, zero on Haida Gwaii, three in Smithers and three in the Kitimat LHA.

As of May 7, Northern Health has administered nearly 9,400 vaccines in the wider Terrace area including Thornhill and the Kitselas and Kitsumkalum First Nations. According to Northern Health, that means that almost 53 per cent of eligible people here have received a shot since Jan. 2.

All adults in Terrace over the age of 18 are eligible to register to book an appointment at Terrace’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic. After registering, the provincial government will contact people with information about booking an appointment. As of May 12, Northern Health is booking anyone over 18-years-old.

Northern Health is also asking people that have received one dose to register for a second shot using the provincial registration system. People that received their first dose before online registration was available should register now for their second dose, according to Northern Health.

For the latest information on booking a vaccine appointment, visit Northern Health’s website.

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