The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is reporting an increase in weekly COVID-19 cases in the Cariboo’s local health regions.
The BCCDC is reporting 117 new COVID-19 cases in the Cariboo during the week of August 29th to September 4th. 99 were reported in the Cariboo the week before.
77 of the new cases were in the Cariboo/Chilcotin local health region, 33 were in the Quesnel region, and seven were reported in the 100 Mile region. The week before, there were 66 reported in the Cariboo/Chilcotin, 22 in the Quesnel region, and 11 in the 100 Mile region.
The BCCDC’s latest data also shows the number of people getting vaccinated in the Cariboo is slowly increasing. 70% of eligible people (12 and older) in the Cariboo/Chilcotin and Quesnel regions and 72% of eligible people in the 100 Mile region have received their first dose of a vaccine, which is a 1% increase from last week for all regions.
61% of eligible people in the Quesnel region have received their second dose which is a two percent increase from last week. 60% of people in the Cariboo/Chilcotin (1% increase), and 64% of people in the 100 Mile region (no change) have received their second shot of a COVID-19 vaccine.