The BC Centre for Disease Control is reporting a slight increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases in the Cariboo’s local health areas.

Between October 3rd and 9th, there were 179 new cases across the Cariboo’s local health areas. 67 of those cases were in the Cariboo/Chilcotin area, 64 were in the Quesnel area, and 48 were in the 100 Mile area.

The week before (September 26th to October 2nd), there were 176 new cases across the three areas in the Cariboo. 89 of them were in the Cariboo/Chilcotin local health area, 45 were in the Quesnel area, and 42 were in the 100 Mile area.

The BCCDC’s latest data shows more people are getting COVID-19 vaccines each week.

The latest data says 76% of eligible people (12 and older) in the Quesnel and 100 Mile local health areas, and 75% in the Cariboo/Chilcotin area have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, a one percent increase from a week ago for all three regions.

67% of eligible people in the Quesnel area, and 69% in the 100 Mile area have received a second dose, a one percent increase for both areas. 66% of eligible people in the Cariboo/Chilcotin area have received a second dose, a two percent increase from the week before.