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COVID-19 cases inch up in Richmond

As of Dec. 31, 17,510 people had been vaccinated against COVID-19 in B.C.
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).

There were 104 new cases of COVID-19 detected in Richmond in the last week of 2020 bringing the total number of cases in the city to 1,428 since the start of the pandemic.

This is up slightly from the 87 cases detected the previous week in Richmond, as reported by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).

Richmond continued to have between 10 and 20 daily detected cases (between five and 10 per 100,000 population), according to data maps released by the BCCDC on Thursday for the period covering Dec. 25 to 31.

On the day this data was released (Thursday, Dec. 31), there were 683 new cases of COVID-19 across the province. There were 374 people in hospital with the virus and 76 in intensive care. There were also eight new deaths over the previous 24-hour period.

The province also announced on Thursday, that, so far, 17,510 people had been vaccinated against COVID-19.