There were 23 new COVID-19 cases in Terrace and 17 in Kitimat during the week of Sept. 19, to Sept. 25, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)

There were 23 new COVID-19 cases in Terrace and 17 in Kitimat during the week of Sept. 19, to Sept. 25, 2021. (British Columbia Centre for Disease Control)

Terrace adds 23 new COVID-19 cases, Kitimat sees jump

Two-dose vaccine coverage over 70 per cent in most of northwest B.C.

New COVID-19 cases remained level in Terrace but increased in Kitimat between Sept. 19 to Sept. 25, according to British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) data.

There were 23 new cases in the Terrace local health area (LHA) over that time, the same as the week before.

Kitimat recorded 17 new cases, up five from the previous week (Sept. 12 to Sept. 18). Kitimat’s average daily rate of new cases is in the greater than 20 per 100,000 people category.

Meanwhile, Smithers saw 68 new cases reported in the LHA, down from 74 the week before.

Prince Rupert, Nisga’a and Upper Skeena LHAs all recorded new cases. There were five new cases in Prince Rupert, 24 in Upper Skeena, and one in the Nisga’a LHA.

The BCCDC figures for the Nass Valley may differ from the Nisga’a Valley Health Authority’s statistics because of differences in the way those organizations report cases.

There was one new case on Haida Gwaii and three in Snow Country – Stikine – Telegraph Creek LHA.

Farther east, there were 31 new cases in Burns Lake, 95 in Nechako and 280 in Prince George.

According to the BCCDC, as of Sept. 28, Kitimat has hit 82 per cent of eligible people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 while Terrace is at 73 per cent.

See the two-dose list below, per cent change from the previous week is indicated by brackets:

Kitimat — 82 per cent (+1)

Haida Gwaii — 81 per cent (+1)

Prince Rupert — 76 per cent (+1)

Nisga’a — 76 per cent (+1)

Upper Skeena — 71 per cent (+1)

Snow Country – Stikine – Telegraph Creek — 74 per cent (+1)

Terrace — 73 per cent (+2)

Smithers — 65 per cent (+1)

Province-wide, the vaccination rate for people aged 12 and older with second doses has reached 80.5 per cent.

In Terrace and Kitimat, Northern Health is booking vaccine appointments for first and second doses.

For more information or to book an appointment, visit the Northern Health website or call 1-833-838-2323.

—With files from Tom Fletcher

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