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Richmond COVID-19 cases up slightly in past week

Vaccination rates in Richmond range from 94 per cent to 86 per cent.
BCCDC data for COVID-19 cases between Nov. 21 and Nov. 27

Richmond COVID-19 cases seem to be on a bit of a roller coaster ride.

The number of cases in Richmond, as reported by the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), was 35 from Nov. 21 to 27, up somewhat from the week before.

Last week, the BCCDC reported there were only 27 cases, which was almost 20 less than the prior week.

COVID-19 case rates seem evenly spread out across Richmond, according to neighbourhood data.

The BCCDC reports cases per 100,000 residents in seven Richmond neighbourhoods.

From Nov. 23 to 29, there were zero cases in the Broadmoor area, but this number was four for Thompson/Seafair, Blundell and East-West Cambie/Bridgeport.

The rate in City Centre, Steveston and Gilmore/Shellmont/East/Hamilton, however, was just two from Nov. 23 to 29.

Vaccination rates are relatively high in all Richmond neighbourhoods with 94 per cent of those aged 12 and older in City Centre having received two doses.

The rate in other neighbourhoods ranges from 86 per cent in Broadmoor and Blundell to 92 per cent in East/West Cambie Bridgeport.

The government estimates that 85 per cent of eligible British Columbians, older than five years, have had at least one vaccine shot, while 81.8 per cent of that eligible group is considered fully vaccinated with two jabs. (BCCDC hasn’t published Richmond neighbourhood data yet for those five years old and older.)

-With files from Glen Korstrom/Glacier Media