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COVID-19 cases increase in Smithers, decrease in Burns Lake

COVID-19 cases have climbed once again in the Smithers Local Health Area from November 21 to 27.

27 new cases were identified in the region which is an increase from 22 the previous week.

Meanwhile, in the Burns Lake Local Health Area cases have decreased.

Five new cases were reported compared to 17 the previous week.

Additionally, the case rates in both areas have gone down with the Smithers LHA identifying 14 cases per 100,000 people and in the Burns Lake region nine cases are reported per 100,000.

Both regions continue to see an increase in vaccination rates but remain lower than the rest of the province.

In the Smithers area, 75% of people are fully vaccinated and 81% have had one dose of a vaccine.

As for the Burns Lake LHA, 73% of eligible community members have had both doses of a vaccine and 78% of residents are partially vaccinated.

Meanwhile, in both Burns Lake and Smithers appointments can be made for children 5 to 11 years old at a local clinic.

On Wednesday (Dec 1), 375 new cases of COVID-19 were reported provincewide with 62 of those identified in Northern Health.

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