It’s been two months since the Tri-Cities recorded a significantly low number of COVID-19 cases, following two consistent swings.
The BC Center for Disease Control (BCCDC) says that between May 8 and May 14, 66 laboratory-confirmed infections were detected in the region.
The total is the latest data available in the Provincial Organization’s Report on the Geographical Distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area of Case Stay.
It marks a 37 percent drop from the 104 found in the first week of the month (May 1-7), a 20 percent increase from the previous count of 87 between May 24 and 30. corresponds to April.
The last time the Tri-Cities recorded a case count below 70 was seven weeks ago.
From March 27 to April 2, the BCCDC confirmed 62 infections in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra – and that was an 88 percent increase at the time.
Each weekly tally for recent months is now subject to tighter testing restrictions put in place by BC public health officials in December 2021 to allow those with severe symptoms and those more susceptible to the virus to get treatment as soon as possible will.
There is only one local health area in all of BC with a 3 digit number from the last reporting period.
Surrey found 154 COVID-19 infections last week, more than double the Tri-Cities.
The local count was the third highest in all of Fraser Health – Burnaby was second highest this time at 74 – and sixth highest in the province.
The numbers also come after the Tri-Cities returned to the 90 percent double-vaccination average since children were added to the total data six months ago.
On November 29, 2021, parents and guardians with children ages five through 11 could begin booking primary vaccinations.
Eight weeks later, the children could receive a second injection.
As of May 8th – the latest available vaccination data – 51 per cent of eligible children aged five to 11 in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra have received a second dose of the vaccine against COVID. 19
This is currently the third highest rate in all of Fraser Health.
To meet the remaining demand for a COVID-19 vaccine, Fraser Health is continuing to offer vaccination options in Coquitlam.
The Mass Immunization and Testing Center is located at the Coquitlam Central SkyTrain Station (2900 Barnet Hwy.) in the Park and Ride overflow area during the following hours of operation:
- 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
- Entrance on Mariner Way – east side of Rona. Go down the ramp and turn right
- The address directs you to the main car park on the left, but COVID-19 services are in the overflow car park on the right
- Do not cut through the Rona car park. Please follow the signs
Anyone seeking a vaccine for COVID-19 is encouraged to register through BC’s GetVaccinated online portal or by calling 1-833-838-2323.
You can also visit the provincial website for more information on the COVID-19 vaccination schedule.
There is also a Multi Vaccination Clinic in the Poirier Administration Building (640 Poirier St.) giving parents and guardians with children as young as four months of age the opportunity to receive a range of different vaccinations.
- Covid-19 vaccination
- For eligible children and young people from the age of five
- Tdap-IPV vaccine
- Protects against tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough and polio
- MMRV vaccine
- Protects against measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox