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Delta COVID-19 numbers continue to dip

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Delta is one of the lowest Greater Vancouver
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Delta continues to lead the way in Fraser Health when it comes to residents having had a COVID-19 vaccine.

The number of new COVID-19 cases in the City of Delta has seen another decrease as the city’s vaccination rate remains tops in the Fraser Health Authority.

According to the BC Centre for Disease Control’s latest community map, covering the period Sept. 5 to 11, Delta had 44 cases, a decline for the second straight week.

The latest numbers had Surrey at 350 cases and Vancouver at 517 cases, another increase for those cities, while Langley had 162 cases, Abbotsford 158 cases, Richmond 56 cases and Burnaby had 227 cases.

As far as the vaccination rate in Delta, as of Sept. 14, the number of people 12-years-old and up who received a first dose stood at 91 per cent, while 85 per cent have received a second dose.

Care centre outbreak

The number of residents who tested positive for COVID-19 at the Northcrest Care Centre in Delta has increased by two.

On Sept. 2, Fraser Health declared an outbreak at the long-term care facility on Scott Road, noting one resident and two staff members had tested positive at the time.

That number, as of this week, stood at four residents and two staffers.

The FHA, has worked with the site to support the implementation of enhanced control measures.

It’s one of a couple of dozen health facility outbreaks currently in the province.