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Record number of COVID-19 cases detected in Richmond

Since the start of the pandemic, 3,003 COVID-19 cases have been detected in Richmond
richmond covid numbers april 2 to 8 2021
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 a record number of COVID-19 cases detected in Richmond over the past week. 

Between April 2 and 8, 272 new cases were detected in the city, according to data published by the BC Centre for Disease Control on Friday.  

This is up from 208 cases the week prior

In total, there have been 3,003 cases of the virus in Richmond since the start of the pandemic.  

According to the BCCDC data, between 10 and 20 cases per 100,000 population were detected in Richmond each day. 

However, the city continues to report fewer daily cases per 100,000 population than the rest of Metro Vancouver. For example, between 20 to 30 daily cases are being detected in the Vancouver area, and upwards of 30 in the Fraser South area.  

Cases also remain high across B.C. On Friday, health officials reported 1,293 new daily cases.