Agassiz-Harrison COVID cases dip down to single digits again

For three of the past four weeks, COVID-19 cases have been well below 10. There have been more than 100 cases of COVID-19 in the first few months of 2021. (Graphic/Adam Louis)For three of the past four weeks, COVID-19 cases have been well below 10. There have been more than 100 cases of COVID-19 in the first few months of 2021. (Graphic/Adam Louis)
After a spike of 14 new COVID-19 cases at the beginning of April, numbers have dipped back down to single digits. (Graphic/BCCDC)After a spike of 14 new COVID-19 cases at the beginning of April, numbers have dipped back down to single digits. (Graphic/BCCDC)

The Agassiz-Harrison area saw another dip in COVID-19 cases as reports from the second week of April released on Thursday (April 15).

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) reported five new cases of COVID-19 from April 4 to April 10. This is a significant drop from the previous week’s 14 cases, between March 28 and April 3.

So far in 2021, the Agassiz-Harrison area has experienced 114 cases of COVID-19 for an average of just over eight cases per week. From January 2020 to March 2021, the area has recorded 192 cases.

RELATED: COVID hospitalizations top 400 in B.C. as province reports 1,205 new cases

There is one active public exposure event in the area at Sasquatch Mountain Resort between April 4 and 5. Anyone on site after hours, attending any gatherings, staff ski day or staing in staff housing is asked to self-isolate. Those not on the list but still on site on April 4 and 5 must self-monitor. The event is considered low-risk and the ski resort is currently closed to the public.

There have been no school exposure events in the area since mid-January.

The Agassiz Agricultural Hall (6800 Pioneer Avenue) will host a vaccine clinic each Wednesday between April 7 and May 26, excluding May 12.

Eligible people may now book their vaccines online through www2.gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated or by calling 1-833-838-2323. As of Thursday, April 15, those aged 50 and older, Indigenous persons aged 18 and older and people who are clinically vulnerable may register for a vaccine appointment.

RELATED: Agassiz’s Agricultural Hall to open as COVID-19 vaccine clinic

District of Kent officials reported the first two clinics (on April 1 and April 7) were successful with 350 receiving a dose each day.


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