The number of new weekly COVID-19 cases in New Westminster continued to slide during the most-recent reporting period, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control.
New West recorded only 29 cases between May 30 and June 5 – down slightly from the 34 cases between May 23 to 29 and way down from the 61 cases between May 16 and 22, the 75 cases from May 9 to 15, the 85 cases from May 2 to 9, and the 104 cases from April 25 to May 1, which is down from the 122 cases between April 18 and 24, and the 126 cases from April 11 to 17 and below the 151 new coronavirus cases from April 4 to 10.
New West saw 103 cases from March 28 to April 3.
New Westminster’s COVID case counts and testing positivity rates have the city sitting in the middle of the pack for the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley region.
By comparison, Delta had 59 cases and Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows had 44.
B.C.'s attempts to control the spread of COVID-19 appear to be paying off.
The province revealed June 9 that it is aware of only 1,975 people who are actively battling COVID-19 infections. That is the lowest total since October 22.
Helping control the spread is the ever-rising proportion of the population that has had at least one dose of a vaccine.
Provincial health officer Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix, on June 9, said 74.5% of all adults in B.C., and 72.4% of those 12 years old and older have had at least one dose.
That translates into a total of 3,749,758 doses provided to 3,359,494 people, with 390,264 of those individuals now being fully vaccinated with two doses. In the past 24 hours, health officials provided 19,662 first doses of vaccine to people, as well as 44,756 second doses.
- With files from Glen Korstrom