The amount of COVID-19 cases identified in the Prince George Local Health area has gone up after flatlining for three weeks straight.

From May 16th to 22nd, 40 people were diagnosed with a virus, 14 more than the week prior.

The BCCDC reports an average of 5.1 to 10.0 cases is being identified daily per every 100,000 people in the area.

Meanwhile, the Nechako and Quesnel Health areas saw 8 and 7 cases respectively, a number that shot up for Nechako but dipped down for Quesnel.

Cases identified in the Peace River North shot up pretty substantially during this time frame as 58 people were diagnosed, up from the previous mark of 37.

However, that wasn’t the same story for the Peace River South area which saw 4 fewer cases this past week than the week before after seeing 12 cases.

This comes as Dawson Creek, located in the Peace River South area, and Fort St. John in Peace River North had vaccination efforts amplified after they were identified as high transmission neighborhoods.

Cases in Fort Nelson hiked from 2 to 9, this increase comes about a month after the Fort Nelson area was identified as a high transmission neighborhood as well.

It was a milestone for Prince Rupert, an area that battled several severe outbreaks during the third wave of the pandemic, as the area didn’t see a single case during this time frame.