Agassiz-Harrison records 20 COVID-19 cases, biggest 2021 spike so far

As vaccines consistently roll out, Agassiz-Harrison has experienced its worst week of COVID-19 cases since the year began from April 10 to 17. (Graphic/BCCDC)As vaccines consistently roll out, Agassiz-Harrison has experienced its worst week of COVID-19 cases since the year began from April 10 to 17. (Graphic/BCCDC)
Agassiz-Harrison shows the highest COVID spike of the year from April 11 to 17. (Graphic/Adam Louis)Agassiz-Harrison shows the highest COVID spike of the year from April 11 to 17. (Graphic/Adam Louis)

The Agassiz-Harrison area experienced its highest spike all year with 20 new COVID-19 cases from April 11 to 17.

According to the latest data from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), COVID numbers have now totaled 134 cases in the Agassiz-Harrison area for an average of about nine cases per week.

Many other areas in western and central Fraser Health are experiencing what the BCCDC considers the highest category of transmission rates (more than 20 cases per day per 100,000 people), including Abbotsford, Mission, Langley and Maple Ridge.

RELATED: Agassiz-Harrison COVID cases dip down to single digits again

This is a significant jump from the previous week’s dip down to five cases and 14 cases from the week before. Jan. 3 to 9 is 2021’s second worst week to date with 19 new cases of COVID-19.

Though there is a new spike in local COVID activity, there hasn’t been any consistent rising action for more than a week at a time since the year began.

The District of Kent has reported 350 vaccinations delivered for each of the past three weekly vaccination clinics at the Agassiz Agricultural Centre, totaling up to 1,050; this is the equivalent of one dose for roughly a sixth of Agassiz’s population and nearly two-thirds of Harrison Hot Springs.

READ ALSO: B.C.’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout not enough to bring back normal life by fall: report

As of Thursday, April 22, People born in 1981 or earlier (40 and older) may book their AstraZeneca vaccine at participating pharmacies in the Lower Mainland. Those born in 1991 or earlier (3o and older) may now register for a vaccine appointment; Indigenous persons aged 18 and older may register as well.

To register for a COVID-19 vaccine, visit www2.gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated, call 1-833-838-2323 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week or register at your local Service B.C. office.

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