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.