An interactive tool created by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control shows a spike in early January for Hope. (BCCDC)

An interactive tool created by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control shows a spike in early January for Hope. (BCCDC)

Hope’s highest case count was early January, says BCCDC

Case count now low in community, as residents work toward vaccination

A new interactive mapping tool shows how Hope has fared with COVID-19 infections compared to the province.

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) shows case rates, vaccination rates and test positivity for individual communities. Hope has fared better than many local health areas within the Fraser Valley, seeing its highest numbers in January.

The week of Jan. 10, 2021, Hope saw a case rate of 30 cases per 100,000 people. That quickly dropped to zero by the end of January.

Last week the numbers were trending at five a week, per 100,000 people. All areas in the Fraser Health region are trending down right now, other than Agassiz-Harrison.

The tool details vaccination rates by local health area. Vaccination rates are broken into three age groups: 12+, 18+ and 50+. The rates include those who have only had one dose.

As of June 3, Hope has a vaccination rate of 74 per cent for those ages fifty and up, and 64 per cent for ages 18 and up. For ages 12 and up, it drops to just 62 per cent.

The BCCDC releases information twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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