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Number of new COVID-19 cases in Richmond continues to drop

There are 16 COVID-19 patients in Richmond Hospital, according to the latest figures from VCH
Richmond COVID-19 cases April 30 to May 6
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 detected in Richmond continues to drop, with 135 cases reported between April 30 and May 6.

This is down from 171 cases detected the week prior, April 23 to 29.

The latest case data was released by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) on Friday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 patients at Richmond Hospital has also dropped slightly.

According to the latest data from Vancouver Coastal Health, there were 16 COVID-19 patients at the hospital as of Tuesday afternoon. Eight of those patients are in the COVID-19 unit and eight are in the intensive care unit.

In comparison, there were 18 patients with the virus in Richmond Hospital last week.

The health authority said it continues to be safe to access hospital and healthcare services.

In Richmond, the number of COVID-19 cases detected per day, on average, in Richmond is between 0.1 and 10 per 100,000 population, according to the BCCDC data. This same average daily rate is seen in the North Shore region.

However, Vancouver is reporting between 10 and 20 cases per 100,000 daily, while more than 30 cases per 100,000 are being detected daily in Fraser South.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,769 cases of the virus have been detected in Richmond.

  • With files from Maria Rantanen