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Here's the latest COVID-19 numbers for the City of Delta

Delta mayor confirms North Delta is a ‘hot spot’ for new cases of the virus
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A message for motorists on Highway 10 in Delta. The Fraser Health region continues to lead the way when it comes to COVID-19 cases, especially the cases of variants by a very wide margin.

The number of people in Delta infected with the coronavirus is down slightly this week.

According to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control's weekly COVID-19 community map released Thursday, which covers the period April 11 to 17, Delta had 241 people infected. That’s down 21 from last week.

Meanwhile, the latest BCCDC map had Surrey at 1,698 cases, Richmond at 229 cases, Langley at 340 cases, Abbotsford at 492 cases, Vancouver at 1,062 cases and Burnaby at 557 cases.

During the Delta police board’s meeting on Wednesday, Chief Neil Dubord said COVID-related calls are continuing to be “prominent” in the community especially at beaches.

He said police are responding to those calls with “informative, educational kinds of conversations.”

Mayor George Harvie, who is chair of the police board, noted that Fraser Health, for the first time, recently provided a breakdown of cases between South Delta and North Delta, information the city has been requesting for over a year.

“North Delta, unfortunately, had the highest weekly positives, even higher than North Surrey…North Delta is a hot spot, and so it was so important to have our first responders vaccinated,” he said.