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North Shore records 107 new COVID cases

Number of new cases remains over 100 for second week in a row

There were 107 new cases of COVID-19 on the North Shore last week.

Between Aug. 29 and Sept. 4, there were 83 cases in North Vancouver and 24 in West Vancouver, according to information released by B.C.’s Centre for Disease Control.

The numbers are down from the 137 cases reported the previous week, but remain over 100 for the second week since the fourth wave of the pandemic began.

Data shows there has recently been a higher rate of cases in the eastern part of the District of North Vancouver. Rates have been falling in the City of North Vancouver and in West Vancouver over the most recent seven-day period.

Rates of vaccination on the North Shore are still inching up slowly, with between 87 and 91 per cent of people over 12 having received one dose and between 80 and 85 per cent of those fully vaccinated. Between 74 and 80 per cent of teens between 12 and 17 are fully vaccinated on the North Shore while between 73 and 83 per cent of adults between 18 and 49 have received both shots. Rates of vaccination remain highest in adults over 50.

Provincially, infection numbers have continued to rise, with 814 new cases of COVID-19 reported Wednesday.

Hot spots continue to be in the Interior and Northern health regions, although cases have also recently been on the rise in areas of Fraser Health again like Surrey. Those aged 19 to 39 make up the biggest number of cases.

Dr. Bonnie Henry, the province’s medical health officer, has called the fourth wave a pandemic of the unvaccinated.

According to B.C.’s Centre for Disease Control, unvaccinated people recently made up over 77 per cent of new cases and over 85 per cent of people in hospital with COVID-19.




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