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Eighty more COVID-19 cases in Richmond

There continues to be 10 to 20 new cases of COVID-19 detected daily in Richmond.
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). BCCDC illustration

There were another 80 cases of COVID-19 in Richmond this week, according to data released by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) on Thursday.

This is down from 91 cases in the previous week in Richmond.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 1,195 cases of COVID-19 in Richmond.

There continues to be about 10 to 20 cases detected daily in Richmond, the BCCDC data shows.

While there have been about 50 COVID-19 exposure cases in Richmond schools since September, district superintendent Scott Robinson pointed out at Wednesday’s school board meeting there hadn’t been any over the previous three days.

He said it seems like the number of exposures peaked in November in the school district.

Across the province, the daily COVID-19 count announced on Thursday was 673 cases, with 145 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (of which Richmond is a part).

There were 21 deaths over the past 24 hours across the province from COVID-19.