The BC Center for Disease Control has released an updated map of the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) hot spots in the province.
Each week, the BCCDC releases an update of COVID-19 cases for the most recent 7-day period (Sunday to Saturday).
In the Lower Mainland, Vancouver has the highest number of new COVID-19 cases, with 603 cases identified over the past week. However, Vancouver is divided into six local health zones.
Surrey has the second highest number of new cases in the past week, with 925. Burnaby follows Surrey with 246 new cases.
The map also shows the average daily rate of new cases per 100,000 population by local health zone.
Dr Bonnie Henry: “Very little change over the next two months”
Despite the promising news about the rollout of vaccination in British Columbia, don’t expect the restrictions to be eased anytime soon.
Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Thursday that the deployment of the age-based vaccine in British Columbia is ahead of schedule and that the province will also deliver hundreds of thousands of AstraZeneca vaccines to frontline workers over the years. next months.
By the end of April, 25% of the province’s population is expected to receive their first dose of the vaccine. But don’t expect to come back to pre-pandemic life this spring.
“There will be very little change over the next two months,” Dr Henry said Thursday. “But the more people who get vaccinated, whether in the workplace or in our main age-based pathway, it brings us closer together.
With files from Nicholas Johansen / Castanet.