COVID-19 transmission rates across much of the Lower Mainland were low this past week, and Agassiz-Harrison was no exception.
According to the latest data from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, Agassiz-Harrison reported four new cases of COVID between May 8 and May 15. This puts the 2021 case total at 152 for the local health area, averaging eight cases per week, a slightly lower average from the previous week.
This past week saw a slight uptick in cases from the beginning of May from one to four, continuing a weekly up-and-down trend that has been in place since late March. However, the most recent uptick was much less dramatic than the double-digit spikes seen throughout March and April; the worst spike of the year was reported between April 11 and 17 with 20 new COVID-19 cases.
As of publication there are no public exposures reported to Fraser Health; the early April exposure event at Sasquatch Mountain Resort is officially over. There are no recently reported exposures in Fraser Cascade School District 78.
Vaccination administration throughout Agassiz-Harrison averages more than 300 doses per week and will be running at least through the end of May at the Agassiz Agricultural Hall every Wednesday.
Vaccine booking is available for everyone aged 12 and older. Registration is available online at www.gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated or you can register by phone at 1-833-838-2323 or by visiting your local Service B.C. office.