The number of new weekly COVID-19 cases in New Westminster continues to drop dramatically as part of an overall trend in B.C.
New West recorded 85 cases from May 2 to 9, down from 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.
Recently released maps and graphs from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control provide a long-awaited closer look at community-specific statistics regarding COVID-19. The data was released publicly May 12 as part of the BCCDC’s weekly update, in the wake of a controversy over leaked data last week.
Among the newly released information is a chart showing the average daily rate of new cases per 100,000 population for the week of May 4 to 10.
Surrey is well out ahead of all B.C. municipalities, with more than 35 new cases a day per 100,000 population. Abbotsford has more than 30, while Mission sits above 25. Delta and parts of Vancouver are in the next-highest zone, with between 15.1 and 20 cases per 100,000.
Burnaby sits on the 15 cases per 100,000 mark, just ahead of New Westminster, which lands at about 13 – higher than areas such as Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows, South Surrey/White Rock, the North Shore, the west side of Vancouver, and Agassiz/Harrison.
- With additional reporting by Julie MacLellan