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Northern Health reports new highest number of COVID-19 cases in one day

Thirty-three cases were reported on Nov. 22

UPDATE: This story has been updated to include the data up to Nov. 26.

Northern Health Authority (NHA) recently reported their new highest number of COVID-19 cases to Public Health in one day, with 33 cases reported on Nov. 22.

This number came only a few days after a COVID-19 outbreak was reported at the LNG Canada Project site in Kitimat, where there were 43 cases reported to be associated with it, 34 of which are still said to be active.

In the past two weeks, the north has seen 54 cases in the Northwest Health Service Delivery Area (HSDA), 153 in the Northern Interior HSDA, and 56 in the Northeast HSDA.

Compared to the two weeks prior to that, when the Northwest Health Service Delivery Area (HSDA) had 17 cases, Northern Interior HSDA had 60, and the Northeast HSDA had 39, the Northern Interior HSDA saw the highest increase.

In total, from January to Nov. 26, the Northwest HSDA has reported 157 cases, Northern Interior HSDA has reported 346, and the Northeast HSDA has reported 262.

Local Health Areas (LHAs) are updated monthly and will be reevaluated for numbers come December.

Since Nov. 20, there have been 174 new cases reported in NHA, with 11 currently in critical care. There are 198 active cases at this time, a jump of more than 100 people since last week.

Throughout the pandemic, NHA has seen 737 total cases, with 533 recovered and six deaths.

Sweeping new public health orders were put in place last week to stem the increase.

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