After a brief, mild spike, Agassiz-Harrison’s reported COVID-19 numbers remain largely quiet, much as they have for the past two months.
The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) recorded two new cases of COVID-19 in Agassiz-Harrison between April 17 and 23. This is slightly lower than the five cases reported last week and lower than the three cases recorded on this week lat year.
To date, there has been 207 cases of COVID-19 in the local health area this year.
There are no reported outbreaks or exposure events in Agassiz-Harrison area schools.
Correctional Service Canada has reported an ongoing outbreak at Mountain Institution, in which there are seven active cases of COVID-19 remaining among the inmate population. Sixty-eight cases have been reported in total during the outbreak that began on April 4; 61 are considered fully recovered.
Kent Institution’s outbreak during the winter saw 102 active cases in the inmate population and at least 18 among CSC employees. There have been no inmate deaths in either outbreak in area prisons.
Vaccination rates are unchanged since last week, according to the BCCDC. Here is how they stand as of April 24:
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 (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: 71 per cent
Ages 70+ with booster: 81 per cent
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