COVID-19 cases in Richmond were on the rise this past week, with twice as many reported this week compared to last.
The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) reported Friday there were 66 new cases detected in Richmond between Feb. 12 and 18.
This compares to 33 new cases that were reported in the week prior.
But the daily rate of cases in Richmond is still within the one-to-five range per 100,000 population. In Vancouver and Fraser North and Fraser South health delivery regions, this rate is between 10 and 15 cases per day per 100,000 population.
In total, since the start of the pandemic, there have been 1,960 cases of COVID-19 detected in Richmond.
On Friday, 508 new cases were reported over the past 24 hours across the province with six new deaths.
In B.C., there are currently 217 people in hospital with COVID-19 and 61 in intensive care.