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Northern Health sees 312 new COVID-19 cases, 12 more at Jubilee Lodge

More than 300 cases were reported in the region over the long-weekend
Jubilee Lodge - Prince George Northern Health
A room inside Prince George's Jubilee Lodge long-term care home. (via Northern Health)

There were 312 new COVID-19 cases in Northern Health over the long weekend and there are now 703 active cases in the region.

There are currently 29 people hospitalized in the region with 15 currently in critical care.

There’s also been an outbreak at long-term care home Jubilee Lodge in Prince George, which was declared on Sept. 5. where initially six patients and one employee tested positive.

Officials are now reporting 12 additional cases for a total of 18 residents, two of which have been epi-linked, and one staff who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Epi-linked’ means that public health investigations have shown that cases meet the case definition for COVID-19 but may not have been tested for a number of reasons.

Northern Health has said enhanced outbreak control measures are in effect at Jubilee Lodge and public health is closely monitoring for additional cases.

Provincially, there have been  2,425 new cases of COVID-19 over a four-day period:

  • Sept. 3-4: 695 new cases
  • Sept. 4-5: 634 new cases
  • Sept. 5-6: 563 new cases
  •  Sept. 6-7: 533 new cases

There are 5,465 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 255 individuals are in hospital and 126 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The province also saw 15 new deaths over the past four days, none of which occurred in Northern Health.

As of today, 2021, 85.1 per cent or 3,943,729 of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 77.6 per cent 3,594,929 received their second dose.

In addition, 85.7 per cent or 3,706,533 of all eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose and 78.5 per cent or 3,394,910 received their second dose.

The province also released further details on how B.C. Vaccine Card system will work when it rolls out on Sept. 13.

To apply visit http://gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard. Entering a personal health number, date of birth and date of either the user’s first or second COVID-19 vaccine dose. Then save digital version to mobile device or print off paper copy from website.

If one does not have computer or internet access, call 1-833-838-2323 to get a paper copy mailed.