Good news for Chilliwack and most of the province in the latest data from the BC Centre for Disease Control. (BCCDC graphic)

Good news for Chilliwack and most of the province in the latest data from the BC Centre for Disease Control. (BCCDC graphic)

Chilliwack COVID case count drops to lowest level in months

Forty five cases is half of what it was last week as BC wide case counts continue to decline

Chilliwack’s COVID case count is lower than its been at any point since last fall.

In the latest report on local health authorities (LHAs) from the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), Chilliwack checks in with 45 cases. The report covers seven days from May 23 to 29 and that number is down big-time from the previous week when the case count was 91.

Over the last six months, the previous low was 67 cases reported between March 14 and 20.

With COVID numbers dropping province wide, it’s not a huge surprise to see the dip, and Chilliwack is now averaging between five and 10 cases per 100,000 people, third best of the six categories presented by the BCCDC.

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News is similarly good to the west where Abbotsford went from 257 to 130 cases, Langley plummeted from 104 to 61 and Mission dropped from 34 to 25. Even Surrey, long the high-volume leader in the province, is below 500 cases (460) in the latest report after recording 721 the week prior.

To the east of Chilliwack, Hope had just two cases and Agassiz had zero.

The province-wide map shows a little trouble still brewing in the north. Fort Nelson had seven cases last week. A small number in a tiny population, that averages out to 20-plus cases per 100,000 people and makes Fort Nelson B.C.’s only true remaining hot-spot.

Peace River North is averaging between 15 and 20 cases per 100,000.


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