The number of people in the City of Delta confirmed as having contracted COVID-19 continues an upward trend.
According to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control’s weekly community map released Thursday, which covered the period Feb. 14 to 20, Delta had 80 cases of people infected with the coronavirus.
Last week’s map had Delta at 73 cases, while the previous week had Delta at 65 cases, and it was 59 cases the week prior.
The latest map also has Surrey at 579 cases, up from 538 in the last reporting period, and Vancouver at 546 cases, up from 421 cases the last reporting period.
Other communities are also seeing an upward trend such as Richmond where there are 80 cases, up from 35.
Meanwhile, nine Delta schools are on the Fraser Health Authorities latest list of schools reporting COVID-19 exposures.
According the list published on the FHA’s website Thursday, Burnsview Secondary in North Delta had an exposure event Feb. 16, 17 and 18.
The other schools include Cliff Drive Elementary (Feb. 16), Cougar Canyon Elementary (Feb. 11, 12, 16, 17), Delview Secondary (Feb. 11, 12), Hawthorne Elementary (Feb. 16), McCloskey Elementary (Feb. 11), Seaquam Secondary (Feb. 15, 16, 17, 18) and Southpointe Academy (Feb. 16, 17).
Also on the list is Hellings Elementary (Feb. 17, 18, 19). That school had an exposure event a couple of weeks prior, which the FHA confirmed last weekend turned out to be someone having the COVID-19 UK variant. So far, follow-up rapid testing has not found anyone at the school having contracted the variant from that earlier exposure.
The B.C. government has developed a four-phase immunization plan with a goal to have all British Columbians older than 18 that want a COVID-19 vaccine immunized by September.
The City of Delta has been working with the health region to identify areas within the community to establish immunization centres.
The government will provide more details on its immunization roll-out on Monday.