Nine new COVID-19 cases in Richmond in past week

There have been nine new COVID-19 cases detected in Richmond in the past week, bringing the total to 113, according to the latest BC Centre for Disease Control data, released late Thursday afternoon.

The previous week saw only three new cases in Richmond.

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This week’s increase of nine in Richmond follows an upward trend of COVID-19 cases across the province. Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer, announced 78 new cases on Thursday – this follows 83 new cases announced on Wednesday.

But Henry said most cases are in clusters and there are “very few we don’t have a link to.”

Currently, there are 578 active cases across the province, nine are in hospital and four are in critical care or intensive care.

Many of the new cases across the province are among young people, explained Henry.

An outbreak remains in effect at the Richmond Lions Manor-Bridgeport on the second floor.

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