No new COVID cases for Agassiz-Harrison to end July: BCCDC

Agassiz-Harrison is the only local health region within Fraser Health to have no new COVID-19 cases from July 25 to 31. (Screenshot/BCCDC)Agassiz-Harrison is the only local health region within Fraser Health to have no new COVID-19 cases from July 25 to 31. (Screenshot/BCCDC)
COVID cases have remained low even as the fourth wave starts in B.C. as a whole. (Graphic/Adam Louis)COVID cases have remained low even as the fourth wave starts in B.C. as a whole. (Graphic/Adam Louis)

Agassiz-Harrison is the only local health area in Fraser Health to report zero new cases of COVID-19 to close out July’s numbers.

According to the latest data from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Agassiz-Harrison from July 25 to 31. The total COVID cases for 2021 remains at 169 and the weekly average drops from 5.8 cases per week to 5.6.

There was a total of three cases of COVID-19 in Agassiz-Harrison throughout July, making this past month the lightest month in COVID transmission since at least the beginning of the year.

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There are no local public exposures or outbreaks at this time.

Vaccination distribution has gained momentum as more people in Agassiz-Harrison receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. As of Aug. 2, 66 per cent of residents age 12 and up have received their second dose, up 3 per cent from last week. Fully vaccinated people 18 and older are up to 68 per cent (up 2 per cent), while the 18 to 49 demographic continues its ascent to reach 49 per cent (up 2 per cent). Even the 50-plus demographic saw a small boost, reaching the 80 per cent mark (up 1 per cent).

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First dose numbers have also risen slightly across the board. As of Aug 2, 76 per cent of Agassiz-Harrison residents aged 12 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine (up 1 per cent). All other demographics have also seen a 1 per cent boost: 18 and older has reached 77 per cent, 18 to 49 64 per cent and 50-plus at 86 per cent.

For a list of upcoming and ongoing vaccination clinics, visit fraserhealth.ca.


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