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New West getting close to having zero weekly COVID-19 cases

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New Westminster is getting close to having zero weekly COVID-19 cases, based on where the numbers are sitting at.

The number of new weekly COVID-19 cases in New Westminster continued to slide during the most-recent reporting period, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control.

New West recorded just 19 cases from June 6 to 12 – down from 29 cases between May 30 and June 5 and from the 34 cases between May 23 to 29 and way down from the 61 cases between May 16 and 22, the 75 cases from May 9 to 15, the 85 cases from May 2 to 9, and the 104 cases from April 25 to May 1, which is down from the 122 cases between April 18 and 24, and the 126 cases from April 11 to 17 and below the 151 new coronavirus cases from April 4 to 10.
New West saw 103 cases from March 28 to April 3.

More than four in five adults aged 50 or over (84%) in New West have received their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, along with almost four in five of those over the age of 18 (79%).

Newly detected COVID-19 infections, and hospitalizations in B.C. continue to be much lower than a month ago, but people in the province are still dying from the disease.

Four more COVID-19-related deaths in B.C. overnight Tuesday raise the province's death toll from the condition to 1,738.

Serious cases rose slightly, with 41 individuals now in hospital intensive care units, up two from yesterday. The number of COVID-19 patients in all hospital wards, however, declined by five overnight, to 134 – the lowest number since November 9.

The vast majority of the 1,454 people known to be battling active COVID-19 infections in B.C. have been told to self-isolate. The number of those actively battling infections fell today in the 38th consecutive provincial data update.

  • With files from Glen Korstrom, Glacier Media
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