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New Westminster COVID case counts dip slightly

New West saw 45 cases of COVID-19 in the most recent reported week, down from 50 the week before
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New Westminster's weekly COVID-19 case counts have dropped slightly again, from 50 down to 45.

COVID-19 case counts in New Westminster have dipped slightly once again.

The city saw 45 new cases in the week of Sept. 12 to 18, according to new data from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.

That's a slight decline from the 50 recorded last week. Two weeks ago, New Westminster's weekly case count hit 66 – a high not seen since May.

Other COVID-19 markers are also showing signs of moving in a positive direction.

New West's daily case rate was at 8 cases per 100,000 (for the week of Sept. 13 to 19), down from 10 per 100,000 the previous week.

And test positivity also declined to 5% for all public tests – down from 8% in the previous reporting period.

New Westminster's proportion of COVID-19 cases in the province has also held steady; the city continues to have 1% of COVID-19 cases in B.C. compared to 2% of the population.

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