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North Shore COVID-19 cases inch upward again

This is the third straight week of minor growth
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The latest data (July 20) from the BC Centre for Disease Control shows another slight uptick in COVID-19 cases in North Vancouver and West Vancouver

North Shore residents notched another 15 new cases of COVID-19 in the last week – the third consecutive week of slightly increasing numbers.

According to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control’s latest data from July 11 to 17, 12 North Vancouver residents tested positive, bringing the total number of infections there to 3,696. West Vancouver residents added another three cases in that same time period for a grand total 1,331.

In the previous seven-day reporting period, the number of new North Vancouver and West Vancouver cases was 9 and 2 respectively.

On the vaccination front, North Vancouver has been overtaken by some Vancouver neighbourhoods, but it remains among the most vaccinated communities in the Lower Mainland with 87 per cent of eligible residents having had at least one dose as of July 20. West Vancouver/Bowen Island is currently at 82 per cent. As of July 21, 80.1 per cent of all B.C. residents over the age of 12 had received at least one dose and 59 per cent have received two.