Four new COVID-19 cases detected in Richmond

There have been four new cases of COVID-19 detected in Richmond in the past week, bringing the total number to 101.

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) released the latest numbers on Thursday afternoon.

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The province overall has seen an uptick in cases since it moved into Phase 3 of the pandemic with more businesses re-opening.

On Thursday, 29 new cases of COVID-19 were reported across the province but only five people are in hospital with the virus.

Richmond residents who have symptoms and need to be tested can go to the COVID-19 testing site in the parking lot of the Richmond Tennis Club at 6820 Gilbert Rd.

The Richmond Assessment Centre (RAC) is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.and statutory holidays from 9 a.m. to noon. The testing site is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Those coming to the RAC will not need a referral or appointment and will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

Testing is recommended for anyone with cold, influenza or COVID-19-like symptoms, even if symptoms are mild. While the criteria for testing expanded recently, not everyone needs a test, according to Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH).

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