Hope area sees seven new COVID cases as 2021 totals approach 60

The Hope local health area has experienced a spike in COVID activity with three new cases in the final full week of March 2021. (Screenshot/BCCDC)The Hope local health area has experienced a spike in COVID activity with three new cases in the final full week of March 2021. (Screenshot/BCCDC)
The case numbers for the Hope area are the highest they’ve been in about four weeks. (Graphic/Adam Louis)The case numbers for the Hope area are the highest they’ve been in about four weeks. (Graphic/Adam Louis)

During the last full week of March, the Hope local health area saw the highest uptick in COVID cases in four weeks.

According to the latest data from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, there were seven new cases of COVID-19 in the Hope area. March started off with zero new COVID cases for the Hope area, followed by a slight uptick of two new cases before falling back down to zero again in the third week.

This brings the case total in the first three months of 2021 to 58 in the Hope area with an average of 4.8 cases per week. From Jan. 2020 to Jan. 2021, there were 63 local cases of COVID-19 with an average of about 1.2 per week.

RELATED: B.C. hits record high of 1,013 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths

RELATED: 3 new COVID-19 cases for Agassiz-Harrison, as rest of region increases

There are no new school exposure events for the Fraser-Cascade school district; the last exposure was recorded on Jan. 11. The Hope local health area remains free of public exposure events in 2021 so far.

Vaccine distribution is underway in Hope at two locations – Fraser Canyon Hospital and the Hope Public Health Office. Booking is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. by phone at 1-855-755-2455 or from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. online at fraserhealth.ca/vaccinebooking. Holiday hours apply on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

As of Thursday, April 1, seniors aged 73 and older may book their vaccine appointments; all Indigenous adults may also book.

The Hope Royal Canadian Legion Hall is also hosting a one-day clinic on April 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Provincial health officials have been hinting at a third wave after a steady increase throughout the end of March, culminating at a record-breaking 1,013 cases hitting B.C. on March 31.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A nurse holds vials of AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 during a vaccination campaign at WiZink indoor arena in Madrid, Spain, Friday, April 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Manu Fernandez
Hope residents 40 and older can now get vaccinated at participating pharmacies

Remedy’s RX pharmacist said the response from the public was immediate following announcement

Future Finlandia Lion Ian Heagy with his biggest fan, mom Jen Heagy. (submitted photo)
Chilliwack hockey player Ian Heagy defies the odds to land at Finlandia

Having never played a minute of rep, Heagy is making the jump from house to NCAA Div 2 hockey

The Abbotsford Centre has the ability to host AHL level games if the Vancouver Canucks or any other NHL team chose to move its affiliate to the arena. (File photo)
Abbotsford Centre ready for AHL if right opportunity presents itself

Building recently upgraded glass and boards, schedule would allow for AHL tenant

In 2012, police in Abbotsford placed surveillance cameras near the Dhaliwal home in the 2500 block of Bradner Road after there were two drive-by shootings in the area. Harb Dhaliwal, 31, has now been identified as the victim of a fatal shooting April 17 in Vancouver. (Abbotsford News file photo)
Abbotsford man named as victim of fatal weekend shooting in Vancouver

Harpreet Dhaliwal, 31, killed outside of Cardero’s restaurant in Coal Harbour

Joudelie King wants to get out and live life to the fullest, but there are places she can’t go because they don’t meet her accessibility needs. (submitted photo)
New online tool provides accessibility map for people with disabilities

The myCommunity BC map provides accessibility info for nearly 1,000 locations in the province

In this image from NASA, NASA’s experimental Mars helicopter Ingenuity lands on the surface of Mars Monday, April 19, 2021. The little 4-pound helicopter rose from the dusty red surface into the thin Martian air Monday, achieving the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. (NASA via AP)
VIDEO: NASA’s Mars helicopter takes flight, 1st for another planet

The $85 million helicopter demo was considered high risk, yet high reward

A man has died after being shot at Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park the evening of Monday, April 19. (Twitter/IHIT)
1 man dead after shooting at Coquitlam park: IHIT

The gunman is still at large, according to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

Dr. Bonnie Henry gives her daily media briefing regarding Covid-19 for the province of British Columbia in Victoria, B.C, Monday, December 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Toddler marks youngest British Columbian to die related to COVID-19

Child one of eight people to die from virus this weekend

Families of two of three workers killed in a train derailment near Field, B.C., in 2019 have filed lawsuits accusing Canadian Pacific of gross negligence. The derailment sent 99 grain cars and two locomotives off the tracks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Families of workers killed in Field train derailment allege negligence in lawsuit

Lawsuits allege the workers weren’t provided a safe work environment

(New Westminster Police)
4 youth arrested after 30-person brawl in New Westminster leaves 1 seriously injured

Police are looking for witnesses who saw the incident take place

South Surrey’s Paul Cottrell, who works with the DFO, tows a grey whale out of Semiahmoo Bay Sunday. (Contributed photo)
Dead whale floating near White Rock towed to shore for necropsy

Animal has been dead since at least April 15

Sunday’s storm rocked one of the ferries crossing Kootenay Lake. Photo: Dirk Jonker
VIDEO: Storm makes for wild ferry ride across Kootenay Lake

The video was captured by ferry employee Dirk Jonker

Chakalaka Bar & Grill remains open in defiance of orders from Island Health to close. (Cole Schisler photo)
B.C. health authority seeks injunction against restaurant defying COVID-19 orders

Chakalaka Bar and Grill plans to continue serving customers without public health compliance

Most Read