The daily rate of COVID-19 remains high in Quesnel. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

The daily rate of COVID-19 remains high in Quesnel. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

Rate of Quesnel COVID-19 cases dips from all-time high

The region experienced an all-time high for new cases and daily case rate in the previous week

Quesnel COVID-19 cases decreased in the previous week, but remain at near all-time high levels in the region.

According to the BC Centre for Disease Control, 42 cases of COVID-19 were detected in Quesnel between Sept. 19 and 25. In the previous week, the Quesnel local health area, which includes Wells, detected 76 cases.

READ MORE: Quesnel’s daily rate of COVID-19 cases sixth highest in province last week

The daily rate of COVID-19 remains above 20 cases per 100,000 people, the highest distinction made on the regional map.

In nearby Cariboo/Chilcotin, the local health area that includes Williams Lake, 65 cases of COVID-19 were detected, which is slightly more on a per capita basis.

Quesnel’s immunization rate when looking at the number of eligible people with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is in the lower half of rates in Northern Health, but continues to rise by one per cent each week. It is sitting at 73 per cent.

Nine other local health areas have vaccination rates lower than Quesnel.

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