6 of 7 cases of mid-June local COVID cases came from Glenwood outbreak

Agassiz-Harrison reported seven new cases of COVID-19 from June 6 to June 12. (Screenshot/BCCDC)Agassiz-Harrison reported seven new cases of COVID-19 from June 6 to June 12. (Screenshot/BCCDC)
The seven-case spike can mostly be attributed to an outbreak at Glenwood Care Centre in Agassiz. (Graphic/Adam Louis)The seven-case spike can mostly be attributed to an outbreak at Glenwood Care Centre in Agassiz. (Graphic/Adam Louis)
This chart from the BCCDC illustrates the latest data from current outbreaks; the Glenwood outbreak is in bold. (Screenshot/BCCDC)This chart from the BCCDC illustrates the latest data from current outbreaks; the Glenwood outbreak is in bold. (Screenshot/BCCDC)

An outbreak at Glenwood Care Centre beginning June 5 parallels with a spike of COVID-19 transmission activity in the middle of June.

According to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, the Agassiz-Harrison local health area experienced seven new cases of COVID-19 between June 6 and June 12. This marks the highest spikes in six weeks; Agassiz-Harrison numbers have been lower than double digits since the end of April.

According to a June 10 report, the Glenwood Care Centre is up to six cases of COVID-19, three residents and three staff members; there were three cases – two residents and one staff member – when the report was released a few days prior. There are no deaths connected to this outbreak.

RELATED: COVID-19 outbreak at Glenwood Care Centre in Agassiz

RELATED: COVID exposure recorded at Kent Elementary

Kent Elementary School reported an exposure event June 3 to 4, the first COVID exposure in area schools since mid-January. The Fraser Cascade School District 78 has experienced seven exposure events since the beginning of the pandemic.


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