Abbotsford and Chilliwack have some of the highest rates of new COVID-19 cases in British Columbia.

CHART: Abbotsford and Chilliwack have some of B.C.’s highest rates of new COVID-19 cases

Nearly 500 people tested positive for the virus last week in the two Fraser Valley cities.

Nearly 500 Abbotsford and Chilliwack residents tested positive for COVID-19 just last week, according to new data released by the BC Centre for Disease Control.

Between Nov. 29 and Dec. 5, 352 Abbotsford residents and 140 Chilliwack residents tested positive for the virus. Those rates put the two Fraser Valley cities among the 10 B.C. communities hardest hit by COVID-19 during that time period. Mission saw 45 cases, while nine were reported in Agassiz-Harrison.

On a per capita basis, Abbotsford saw the third-highest rates of cases, with 223 cases per 100,000 people. Only Surrey (318) and the Nisga’a region (574) saw a higher rate of cases. With 133 cases per 100,000 people, Chilliwack had the eighth-highest rate in the province.

More than 1,800 Abbotsford residents and 600 Chilliwack residents have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began.

Cases (January – November):

  • Abbotsford: 1,837
  • Chilliwack: 601
  • Mission (including Mission Institution): 396
  • Agassiz-Harrison: 66
  • Hope: 18

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