High COVID-19 positivity rate continues to plague northern B.C. – GLOBAL

October 27, 2021

British Columbia’s health minister is urging caution as COVID-19 numbers stabilize, saying the Northern region had a test positivity rate of 19 per cent on Wednesday compared with a rate of four to five per cent for the rest of the province.

Adrian Dix said the lowest test positivity rate of 2.5 per cent was in Vancouver Coastal.

He said the province’s BC Vaccine Card has helped boost vaccination rates but 10.3 per cent of the population remains unvaccinated, so the province will continue pushing hard to get that number down as influenza season approaches and flu shots are offered.

The number of COVID-19 cases has been slowly declining, with the province recording 609 cases on Wednesday, along with six more deaths, for a total of 2,137 fatalities.

Read more: https://globalnews.ca/news/8329645/northern-bc-covid-positivity/

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