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The latest on COVID-19 in Delta

The number of new cases in Delta is almost the same from the previous week
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According to the BCCDC, among 12-to-17 year-old children who are eligible to be vaccinated, hospitalization is less common in youth who have at least one dose of vaccine compared to those who are unvaccinated. There have been no deaths in that age group in BC.

Delta continues to lead the way in Fraser Health when it comes to residents being vaccinated against COVID-19.

According to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) latest numbers, as of Oct. 19, those 12-years-old and up in Delta who had a first dose stood at 94 per cent, while 89 per cent had a second dose.

Those numbers are also well above the provincial averages.

From Oct. 12 to 18, people in B.C. not fully vaccinated accounted for 67.2 per cent of cases. From Oct. 5 to 18, they accounted for 74.9 per cent of hospitalizations.

As far as the number of new COVID-19 cases, the BCCDC latest community map, covering the period Oct. 10 to 16, Delta had 64 cases.

During that same period, Surrey had 318 cases, Langley has 243, Abbotsford had 288 and Richmond had just 33 cases.

School exposures

Meanwhile, according to Fraser Health, Beach Grove Elementary, Cougar Canyon Elementary, Hawthorne Elementary, Ladner Elementary, Holly Elementary and Sands Secondary are on the health region’s list, as of Oct. 21, having had recent COVID-19 exposures.

The health region on Oct. 15 also sent a notice to parents and guardians of children attending Creation Station Day Care in Ladner that they were likely exposed to COVID-19 on Oct. 6 and 8. Children and staff who attended those dates were instructed to self-isolate for 10 days from the last day they were at the facility during the exposure dates listed.

According to the BCCDC, diagnosed cases of COVID-19 increased among five-to-11 year-olds in B.C. during the first two weeks of the school year, primarily in regions with lower community vaccine coverage.

The case incidence within the younger age groups peaked in late September and is now trending downward.

Serious outcomes from COVID-19 infections continue to be rare among all school-age children in B.C.