Surrey is home to over 27% of COVID-19 cases in British Columbia – Surrey Now-Leader

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According to new region-by-region statistics released by the BC Center for Disease Control, the Surrey Health Region can be considered the zero point for COVID-19 cases in the province.

Data shows the Surrey Health Region is responsible for at least 27.7% of the province’s total COVID-19 cases, while it is home to just 11% of British Columbia’s population.

Once a month, the BCCDC publishes a region-by-region map showing where COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the province.

The most recent map, created on November 10, shows 3,993 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Surrey from January to October.

As of October 31, there were a total of 14,381 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province, and since then that number has risen to at least 20,986.

The map does not include South Surrey’s COVID-19 cases, as those cases are clustered with White Rock, with a total of 298.

Surrey has more than four times the number of COVID-19 cases in Abbotsford (880) and downtown Vancouver (857).

RELATED: What the new COVID-19 healthcare orders mean for residents and businesses in Surrey

This past weekend, provincial health worker Dr. Bonnie Henry issued new public health orders for residents of Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health.

The restrictions, which are due to end on November 23, focus on social gatherings, businesses, sports and travel.

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