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210 new COVID-19 cases reported over past week in Richmond

In total, 3,214 cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Richmond since the start of the pandemic
Richmond weekly COVID-19 cases April 9 to 15
Map showing weekly number of COVID-19 cases in the Greater Vancouver region, by health service delivery area: North Shore – Coast Garibaldi (North and West Vancouver, Bowen Island, Sunshine Coast, Powell River, Howe Sound, Bella Coola Valley and Central Coast); Vancouver; Richmond; Fraser North (New Westminster, Burnaby, Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows and Tri-Cities) and Fraser South (Langley, Delta, Surrey, South Surrey/White Rock).

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Richmond has dropped slightly compared to last week’s record high.

In the past week (April 9 to 15), 210 new cases were detected in the city, according to the latest data from the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), released on Friday.

This is down from 272 cases reported the week prior (April 2 to 8), the highest number of weekly cases detected in the city to date.

In total, there have been 3,214 cases of the virus in Richmond since the start of the pandemic.

Richmond continues to report fewer daily cases per 100,000 population than the rest of Metro Vancouver.

According to the BCCDC data, between 10 to 20 cases per 100,000 population were detected in the city each day. For example, between 20 and 30 cases per 100,000 population were detected per day in Vancouver and upwards of 30 in the Fraser South area.

Cases also remain high across the province. On Friday, health officials reported 1,005 new daily cases. There is also a record 425 people in hospital, 127 of whom are in intensive care.