One new case of COVID-19 in Agassiz-Harrison as pandemic activity stays low

There has been one new case of COVID-19 in Agassiz-Harrison from July 18 to 24. (Screenshot/BCCDC)There has been one new case of COVID-19 in Agassiz-Harrison from July 18 to 24. (Screenshot/BCCDC)
COVID cases in Agassiz-Harrison haven’t gone above two for six weeks as vaccination rates continue to rise. (Graphic/Adam Louis)COVID cases in Agassiz-Harrison haven’t gone above two for six weeks as vaccination rates continue to rise. (Graphic/Adam Louis)

COVID-19 activity in Agassiz-Harrison continues its trend of low to no new cases.

According to the latest data from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), there has been only one new case of COVID-19 in Agassiz-Harrison from July 18 to 24. So far, there have been three cases reported in July, totaling 169 for the year. The average weekly case number continues to decline at 5.8 cases.

As of July 28, 75 per cent of people aged 12 and older have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Agassiz-Harrison. 76 per cent of Agassiz-Harrison residents aged 18 and older have received at least the first dose. The 18-49 demographic made another 2 per cent jump since the last update with a 63 per cent vaccination rate. 85 per cent of those aged 50 and older have received at least the first dose of the vaccine.

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As of July 28, the BCCDC has broken down vaccine distribution data into first and second doses. 63 per cent of Agassiz-Harrison residents over the age of 12 have received both doses. 66 per cent of those 18 and up have received both does, and 47 per cent of those between age 18 and 49 are fully vaccinated. 79 per cent of Agassiz-Harrison residents aged 50 and older have been fully vaccinated.

There have been no local outbreaks since July 2.

Vaccine registration and booking are 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. Walk-in clinics are available every Wednesday.


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