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Prince George-bound WestJet flight added to BCCDC's COVID-19 exposure list

Seventh YXS-related exposure was wheels up on Oct. 22
WestJet Q-400 aircraft
WestJet Q-400 aircraft. (via File photo)

The first WestJet flight in or out of Prince George has been reported for COVID-19 exposure.

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) added the company's Vancouver to YXS Airport flight on Thursday (Oct. 22) to its list of domestic ones with a confirmed case(s).

Flight 3287 rows three to nine are affected, the provincial service states.

This marks the seventh time a plane that originated, or was Prince George-bound, has been exposed and passengers are being asked to monitor their symptoms.

It's also the second Prince George flight to record a COVID-19 exposure in under 10 days.

COVID-19 flight expsoure - Oct. 26, 2020COVID-19 exposed domestic flights between Oct. 13-22, 2020, including two to or from Prince George. (via BCCDC)

YXS saw its first COVID-exposed flight on March 5, which was Air Canada flight 8209 from Vancouver to Prince George with rows nine to 15 said to be affected.

The other four flights were:

Since the start of COVID-19, there have been 11 flights to or from northern B.C. to be detected for COVID-19.

As of this publication, 383 positive tests have been recorded for the disease, which includes 14 active cases, one person in intensive care, three deaths and 366 recoveries.