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COVID-19 numbers rise in Richmond

There have been 1,960 cases of COVID-19 in Richmond since the start of the pandemic.
Map showing weekly number of COVID-19 cases in the Greater Vancouver region for the week of Feb. 5 to Feb. 11, 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).

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.