Northern Health has issued a statement regarding Emergency Health Services BC’s deployment of a rapid response team to Fort St. James:
Northern Health has seen a recent surge in lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the region, including approximately 40 active cases in the First Nations and non-First Nations communities in the Omineca Region which includes Fort St. James. Not all COVID-19 positive individuals require medical care or transport.
We are grateful for the BC EHS support to manage patient transport needs in the area, and the ongoing collaboration with First Nations Health Authority, First Nations communities, and other health care partners, as Northern Health continues to respond to COVID-19 needs in the Northern Interior HSDA and across the region.
For the latest information on COVID-19 activity by Local Health Area across BC, please visit the BC CDC website: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data.