UBC’s COVID-19 cases continue to decline with a daily rate of just one case per 100,000 residents last week –

UBC’s COVID-19 cases continue to decline with a daily rate of just one case per 100,000 residents last week – fr

Data released by the British Columbia Center for Disease Control (BCCDC) this week indicates that rates of COVID-19 at UBC are among the lowest in the province.

British Columbia has been experiencing a downward trend in its COVID-19 rates for several weeks now. The moving average of new cases in the province recently fell below 350 for the first time since last November – and it continues to decline.

The numbers were particularly low at UBC. Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and the BCCDC declined to produce UBC-specific data during most of the pandemic, but that has now changed thanks to neighborhood-specific numbers posted on the province’s website. COVID-19 Dashboard.

During the week of May 19-24, the UBC neighborhood recorded a daily rate of COVID-19 cases of one case per 100,000 residents, which represents a decrease 9.2 cases per 100,000 people the previous week. The test positivity rate was only 1% that week, after dropping from 3.4 the previous week.

This positivity rate is more than six percent lower than the total rate for VCH.

Vaccination rates in and around UBC remain low compared to neighboring regions. As of May 24, only 37% of adults in the UBC neighborhood had received their first doses, compared to 66 percent province-wide.

However, this is likely due to the fact that a significant portion of the population was not eligible for vaccination until last week.

This data is also a harbinger of good news for those eagerly awaiting a return to campus in the fall.

Dr Bonnie Henry expects life to resume as normal as possible by early September. The province announced a four-step reopening plan which started on May 25. British Columbians who do not belong to the same household can now meet indoors with five people or one other household, and indoor meals can return to restaurants in British Columbia.

If all goes according to plan, the size of indoor gatherings will continue to increase throughout the summer on June 15 and the masks will simply be a public recommendation by July 1. By the start of the 2021/22 school year, most restrictions will be lifted. .

These dates depend on cases and hospitalizations which continue to decline, and a certain percentage of the population of British Columbia must be partially vaccinated for the province to move through each stage.


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