While the Quesnel area hasn’t seen the spikes in neighbouring areas, cases are still being detected. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

While the Quesnel area hasn’t seen the spikes in neighbouring areas, cases are still being detected. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

COVID-19 cases on the rise in Quesnel local health area

While the Quesnel area hasn’t seen the spikes in neighbouring areas, cases are still being detected

COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Quesnel.

From Aug. 8-14 over a dozen cases of the virus were detected in the Quesnel local health area. That’s equivilant to a rate above 5.1 cases per 100,000 people.

Only 67 per cent of people living in Quesnel over the age of 12 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Quesnel ranks in the bottom 10 local health areas for vaccination rates across B.C.

While Quesnel cases are on the rise, the neighbouring Nechako and Cariboo/Chilcotin local heath areas are skyrocketing, with 44 and 51 cases respectively. Both areas are above 20 cases per 100,000 people.

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