(B.C. CDC photo/Houston Today)

(B.C. CDC photo/Houston Today)

COVID-19 weekly update

Regional numbers continue to rise

As of Jan. 7, there were 244 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the Northern Health region, bringing the active case total to 935.

For B.C. as a whole, there were 3,144 new cases, bringing the total amount to 33,184. According to the most recent B.C. CDC reporting period from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, there were 11 new cases reported in Burns Lake, and 159 reported in Smithers and Houston combined.

As for vaccination rates, for the first two doses, Houston has 80 per cent of eligible people ages 12 and over with one dose and 74 per cent with two, Burns Lake town centre has 86 per cent with one dose and 80 per cent with two, Burns Lake south has 67 per cent with one dose and and 64 per cent with two, and Burns Lake north has 76 per cent with one dose and 73 per cent with two.

In Houston, 14 per cent of eligible people ages 12 and over have their booster, compared to 31 per cent in Burns Lake town centre, 31 per cent in Burns Lake north and 23 per cent in Burns Lake south according to Northern Health statistics as of Jan. 4.


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