Agassiz-Harrison’s reported COVID-19 cases remain low as April came to a close.
The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) recorded two new cases of COVID-19 between April 24 and 30, making the monthly total roughly 10 cases. During this same week last year, the BCCDC recorded 10 new cases of COVID-19 in that single week alone.
While there are no reported COVID-19 exposure events or outbreaks in schools or the community, Mountain Institution is grappling with a significant outbreak. According to the latest information from Correctional Services Canada, there have been 113 cases of COVID-19 at the institution since April 4. This is about 10 per cent larger than the Kent Institution outbreak during the winter.
Sixty-five of the 113 are considered recovered while 48 cases remain active. There have been no deaths recorded in any outbreak in correctional facilities in the Agassiz-Harrison area.
As of May 1, the BCCDC has added third-dose tracking for the 18 to 49 year old age group. Here is local vaccination rates stand as of May 1:
Ages 5-11: 38 per cent partially vaccinated
Ages 5 +: 79 per cent fully vaccinated (84 per cent partially vaccinated)
Ages 12 to 17: 68 per cent fully vaccinated
Ages 18+: 85 per cent fully vaccinated
Ages 18 to 49: 78 per cent fully vaccinated
Ages 50+ : 89 per cent fully vaccinated
Age 18-49 with booster: 34 per cent
Age 50+ with booster: 72 per cent
Ages 70+ with booster: 81 per cent
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