The number of COVID-19 cases identified in Prince George continues to trend downwards after the region saw 70 cases between February 14th to 20th.

This is 11 fewer cases identified than the week before, the mark has been dropping since 86 were reported in the first week of February.

According to the BC Centre for Disease Control, five to ten cases per 100,000 people are being reported in the PG region.

Prince George’s Eastern neighbour, the Peace River South region saw a decrease as well after identifying 22 last week, nine fewer than the week before.

However, the Peace River North region saw quite an increase of 13 new cases this week after reporting 31 cases.

The Nechako and Quesnel Regions remained relatively steady, seeing four and two cases respectively with Quesnel seeing only three more cases than the week prior.

Burns Lake and Smithers also saw decreases in identified cases with each region only having one person test positive in the past week.

Multiple Prince George schools were recently listed as having potential exposure events, including Lac du Bois Elementary, Spruceland Traditional, Duchess Park Secondary and PGSS.

There are three ongoing community outbreaks in Northern Health, one is at Brucejack Mine that was declared on February 10th.

Additionally, Dawson Creek & District Hospital had an outbreak declared on February 7th and the Acropolis Manor outbreak in Prince Rupert has been active since January 19th.