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COVID-19 cases in the City of Delta up yet again

B.C. has extended the state of emergency to March 16, 2021
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Fraser Health says it is critically important for people to get tested as soon as they have COVID-19-like symptoms, even mild ones.

The number of people in the City of Delta confirmed having contracted COVID-19 has once again moved upward.

According to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control’s weekly community map released Thursday, which covers the period from Feb. 21 to 27, Delta had 90 cases of people infected with the coronavirus.

Last week’s map had Delta at 80 cases and the previous week it was 73 cases, while the previous week to that had Delta at 65 cases and 59 cases the week prior to that.

The latest map also had Surrey at 674 cases, up from 579 cases from last week’s map and 538 the week before that.

The City of Richmond is also seeing increases with the latest map having that community at 100 cases, up from 80 cases the previous week and 35 the week prior to that.

Meanwhile, the latest BCCD map had the City of Vancouver at 574 cases, up from 546 cases from last week’s map and 421 the week prior.

As far as Delta schools having COVID-19 exposure events, six are on Fraser Health’s latest list of schools having COVID-19 exposures.

According to the list published on the FHA’s website Thursday, North Delta Secondary had an exposure Feb. 18, 19, 23, 24 and 25.

The other schools include Burnsview Secondary (Feb. 18), Cougar Canyon Elementary (Feb. 18, 19, 22, 23, 24), Hellings Elementary (Feb. 18, 19), Sands Elementary (Feb. 18, 19) and Seaquam Secondary (Feb. 18, 22).

The province this week announced that six regional COVID-19 rapid response teams are now in place to support K-12 schools and school districts with safety plans and exposure assessments.