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COVID-19 case counts drop in New Westminster

39 new cases recorded in the city between Oct. 10 and 16
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New Westminster's COVID-19 case count dropped to 39 this week – a significant change from 56 the week before.

New Westminster's COVID-19 case count is finally moving in the right direction: down.

The city saw 39 new cases of coronavirus between Oct. 10 and 16, according to the latest B.C. Centre for Disease Control data.

That's down from 56 last week – a number that had represented an increase from the month before, when cases in the city had levelled out between 45 and 50.

Other COVID-19 data markers also showed some improvement, as test positivity dropped to 4% for all public tests between Oct. 12 and 18, down from 5% in the previous week. The city's daily rate of new COVID-19 cases also improved, from 9 per 100,000 in the last reporting period to 7 per 100,000 this week.

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