Two cases of COVID-19 in Agassiz-Harrison amid rising vaccination rates

Agassiz-Harrison has recorded two new cases of COVID-19 from July 10 to 17. (Screenshot/BCCDC)Agassiz-Harrison has recorded two new cases of COVID-19 from July 10 to 17. (Screenshot/BCCDC)
The two cases reported last week were the only two recorded cases of COVID-19 so far this month. (Graphic/Adam Louis)The two cases reported last week were the only two recorded cases of COVID-19 so far this month. (Graphic/Adam Louis)

After two COVID-free weeks, Agassiz-Harrison has reported a few news cases of COVID-19.

According to the latest data from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, Agassiz-Harrison has reported two new cases of COVID-19 from July 11 to 17. These have been the only cases of COVID-19 cases reported so far in this month.

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 (up 1 per cent from last update). 76 per cent of Agassiz-Harrison residents aged 18 and older have received at least the first dose (up 1 per cent from last update). 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 (no change from last update).

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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 are no public exposures at this time; there have been no outbreaks since the Glenwood outbreak ended on 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.


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