COVID-19 cases hit three-month low in Agassiz-Harrison

COVID-19 cases have reached the lowest point in three months this past week with only one reported new case. (Graphics/Adam Louis)COVID-19 cases have reached the lowest point in three months this past week with only one reported new case. (Graphics/Adam Louis)
Only one new case of COVID-19 was reported in the past week, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. (Screenshot/BCCDC)Only one new case of COVID-19 was reported in the past week, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control. (Screenshot/BCCDC)
COVID-19 vaccination rates are already high as of March 21 in the local health area. They continue a slow, steady climb, one or two age groups at a time. (Graphics/Adam Louis)COVID-19 vaccination rates are already high as of March 21 in the local health area. They continue a slow, steady climb, one or two age groups at a time. (Graphics/Adam Louis)

COVID-19 cases in Agassiz-Harrison have been in the single digits for the past six weeks, according to B.C. Centre for Disease Control.

Between March 13 and 19, The BCCDC recorded one new cases of COVID-19 in the local health area. This is the lowest the infection rate has been in 2022. About this time last year, there were four cases of COVID-19 for the week.

There has been a total of 198 cases of COVID-19 in Agassiz Harrison in 2022 to date.

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There are no new reported outbreaks or exposure events in the area.

Local vaccination rates are high and continue to gradually rise in a few age groups week by week. The following are the vaccination rates for Agassiz-Harrison as of March 21 (the only change is highlighted in bold).

Ages 5-11: 37 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: 77 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: 80 per cent

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