The BC Centre for Disease Control is reporting a smaller number of new COVID-19 cases for last week than the week before.
The BCCDC is reporting 126 new COVID-19 cases across the Cariboo’s three local health areas between September 19th and 25th.
65 of those new cases were in the Cariboo/Chilcotin local health area, 42 were in the Quesnel area, and 19 were in the 100 Mile area.
The week before (September 12th to 18th), there were 172 cases across the three areas, with 77 in the Cariboo/Chilcotin, 76 in the Quesnel area, and 19 in the 100 Mile area.
The BCCDC’s latest data shows the number of people being vaccinated in the Cariboo is increasing slightly.
According to the BCCDC, 74% of eligible people (12 and older) in the Quesnel and 100 Mile area, and 73% of eligible people in the Cariboo/Chilcotin have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. That’s a one percent increase in all three areas from last week.
More people in the Cariboo are getting a second dose as well. 64% of eligible people in the Quesnel area, 63% in the Cariboo/Chilcotin, and 67% in the 100 Mile area have received their second dose. That’s a one percent increase in the Quesnel and Cariboo/Chilcotin areas, and a two percent increase in the 100 Mile areas.