The number of new COVID-19 cases in Richmond has dropped slightly compared to last week’s record high.
In the past week (April 9 to 15), 210 new cases were detected in the city, according to the latest data from the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), released on Friday.
This is down from 272 cases reported the week prior (April 2 to 8), the highest number of weekly cases detected in the city to date.
In total, there have been 3,214 cases of the virus in Richmond since the start of the pandemic.
Richmond continues to report fewer daily cases per 100,000 population than the rest of Metro Vancouver.
According to the BCCDC data, between 10 to 20 cases per 100,000 population were detected in the city each day. For example, between 20 and 30 cases per 100,000 population were detected per day in Vancouver and upwards of 30 in the Fraser South area.
Cases also remain high across the province. On Friday, health officials reported 1,005 new daily cases. There is also a record 425 people in hospital, 127 of whom are in intensive care.