Fraser Health (Josh Olund BCIT Radio A&E) – B.C. COVID cases have been going down overall as of late, but Chilliwack’s numbers haven’t been great according to the latest report from the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).
The BCCDC report on local health authorities (LHAs)for the week of April 18 to April 24 showed Chilliwack had 121 cases, which is up from 16 after reporting 105 the previous week. Chilliwack’s average per 100,000 people has increased to 15.1 to 20, placing the LHA in the second-worst of the six categories put forth by the BCCDC.
Chilliwack was the only LHA that saw an increase in cases in the eastern Fraser Valley. Abbotsford’s case count went down slightly from 492 to 489 while Langley’s have decreased from 340 to 303. Near Vancouver, the Maple Ridge/PittMeadows and Tri-Cities areas both found their way out of hot-spot status while Surrey is still the hottest of the hot spots.
The BCCDC’s worst category is 20-plus cases per 100,000 people, and Surrey dropped into that group again as its case count increased from 1,698 to 1,760.
Further east of Chilliwack, Agassiz cases have dropped from 20 cases the week before to three.Hope’s cases dropped from four to two.