Four new cases of COVID-19 at start of May in Agassiz-Harrison

The BCCDC reported four new cases of COVID-19 between May 1 and 7. (Graphics/BCCDC)
COVID-19 cases have remained relatively low throughout much of 2022 so far in Agassiz-Harrison. (Graphics/Adam Louis)
Vaccination rates are on the move with more older adults getting their third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. (Graphics/Adam Louis)

COVID-19 cases have stayed relatively low as winter turned to spring in Agassiz-Harrison.

According to the latest data from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), the local health area recorded four new cases of COVID-19 between May 1 and 7. The cases for the first week of May are considerably lower than the 2022 average, which is about 11 cases per week in Agassiz-Harrison.

There has been a total of 213 cases of COVID-19 so far in 2022 in the local health area.

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There are no reported public or school outbreaks in Agassiz-Harrison. An outbreak at Mountain Institution has reached 130 inmate cases. Half of the 130 cases are still considered active while the remaining 65 are considered fully recovered.

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Booster vaccine numbers are on the rise in the local health area. The following is where Agassiz-Harrison stands as of May 8 (changes are in bold):

Ages 5-11: 38 per cent partially vaccinated

Ages 5 +: 79 per cent fully vaccinated (84 per cent partially vaccinated)

Ages 12 to 17: 69 per cent fully vaccinated (73 per cent partially vaccinated)

Ages 18+: 85 per cent fully vaccinated (88 per cent partially vaccinated)

Ages 18 to 49: 78 per cent fully vaccinated (83 per cent partially vaccinated)

Ages 50+ : 89 per cent fully vaccinated (91 per cent partially vaccinated)

Age 50+ with booster: 73 per cent

Ages 70+ with booster: 82 per cent

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