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Richmond COVID-19 cases hold steady

Vaccination rates in most areas of Richmond are slightly higher than what's reported across the province.
Lower Mainland COVID-19 cases from Sept. 12 to Sept. 18

BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) data shows a slight uptick in COVID-19 cases found in Richmond over the past week with 59 new cases between Sept. 12 and Sept. 18.

Last week, there were 56 new cases and just a few weeks ago that number was 93.

While Richmond COVID-19 cases haven’t risen dramatically, cases across the province continue to be more than 500 per day – often well above that. On Wednesday, the province reported 759 new cases in B.C. over that previous 24 hours, with 324 people in hospital with the virus and 157 in ICU.

Per capita COVID-19 rates in Richmond are lower than surrounding communities – between one and five per 100,000 residents – whereas in most of Vancouver, Burnaby and several other nearby municipalities, this rate is between five and 10 per 100,000 residents.

Richmondites have also continued to get vaccinated at a higher rate than what is reported provincially.

In many areas of Richmond, one-dose vaccination rates exceed 90 per cent – for example, in City Centre, 92 per cent have received one dose – while across the province, the one-dose vaccination rate is 87.7 per cent.

Across the province, two-dose vaccination rates are at 79.7 per cent while in Richmond this number ranges from 79 per cent in Broadmoor to 86 per cent in Steveston.

Richmond vaccination rates (12+, two doses)

Steveston: 86%

Gilmore/Shellmont/East/Hamilton: 84%

East/West Cambie: 85%

City Centre: 84%

Thompson/Seafair: 81%

Blundell: 80%

Broadmoor: 79%