Delta has seen a decrease in COVID-19 cases this week.
According to the BC Centre for Disease Control’s latest community map, covering the period of Oct. 3 to 9, Delta had 39 cases.
For the period of Sept. 26 to Oct. 2, Delta had 65 cases.
In other communities for the period of Oct. 3 to 9, Surrey had 329 cases, Langley 228, Abbotsford 244, Mission 69, Tri-Cities 127 and Richmond 41.
As far as vaccinations, Delta continues to be one of the top vaccinated communities in the Lower Mainland with 94 per cent of residents having received a first dose as of Oct. 12 and 88 per cent fully vaccinated as of Oct. 12.
As for school exposures in Delta schools, the Fraser Health Authority lists four schools as of the morning of Oct. 14.
The schools are Delta Secondary, Sept. 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29; Gray Elementary, Sept. 28 and 29; Holly Elementary, Sept. 27, 28, 29, Oct, 6, 7 and 8 and Sands Secondary, Oct. 8.
According to Fraser Health if a student or teacher receives a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, Public Health follows a rigorous protocol:
* Public health will investigate to determine if there were any potential close contacts within the school.
* If it is determined that there are close contacts within the school, public health will notify the school administrators and request information to assist with contact tracing and provide guidance on what steps should be taken.
Public health may then:
* Recommend 14-day self-isolation if necessary
* Recommend self-monitoring for symptoms if necessary
* Provide follow-up recommendations if necessary
* Schools will ensure students who are required to self-isolate are able to continue their educational program. Together, schools and public health officials will determine if any other actions are necessary.
* Parents, caregivers and families will be notified by public health if their child is determined to be a close contact of a COVID-19 positive person.