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New Westminster's COVID-19 case count continues to fall

New West saw 23 new cases of coronavirus last week, down from 30 the week before
COVID numbers Nov 14 20
BCCDC data for the week of Nov. 14 to 20 shows case rates coming down in New Westminster and other Lower Mainland municipalities. (The darker the colour on the map, the higher the daily case rate per 100K.)

New Westminster saw 23 new COVID-19 cases last week – continuing a three-week downward trend.

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control reported those numbers for the week of Nov. 14 to 20. The previous week, New Westminster saw 30 new cases; the week before that, it was 35.

The city's daily case rate now stands at 3 per 100,000, bringing it into line with surrounding cities. The latest BCCDC map shows New Westminster now falls into the 1-to-5 cases per 100K category with the majority of other Lower Mainland municipalities (Surrey, Delta, Burnaby, Tri-Cities, North Vancouver and most of Vancouver). 

South Surrey/White Rock, West Vancouver and parts of Vancouver remain at 5 to 10 cases per 100K, while Langley and Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows are at 10 to 15 cases per 100K. Abbotsford and Mission now have case rates of 15 to 20 per 100K.

New Westminster's test positivity rate is also continuing to improve. Test positivity between Nov. 16 and 22 stood at 2%, down from 3% the week before.

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