96 new COVID-19 cases reported in Tri-Cities health delivery area this week

That's a 4.4% increase from last week.

The Tri-Cities health delivery area has reported 96 cases of COVID-19 in the last week, up slightly from the first week of October when 88 cases were reported. 

To date, Fraser North — which in addition to the Tri-Cities includes Burnaby, New Westminster and Maple Ridge — has recorded 1,506 cases since the start of the year. 

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But compare this week’s 96 new cases to early September when 135 new cases were reported, and infection rates have fallen by 29%. 

The numbers reflect a reporting period in which Miller Park and Mundy Road elementary schools, both in Coquitlam, reported COVID-19 exposures. 

Cases reported from Oct. 2 and 15 across the province.
Cases reported from Oct. 2 and 15 across the province. - BCCDC

Across B.C. Friday, health officials announced another 155 cases and one new death, bringing the provincial total to 11,189 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic

Of those, 1,513 are active and 3,713 people are under active public health monitoring due to exposure of known cases of COVID-19, according to Ministry of Health press release Friday.

Another 72 people are in hospital, including 26 in an intensive care unit.

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