COVID-19: High Fraser Health case counts prompt calls for further action

COVID-19: High Fraser Health case counts prompt calls for further action

As COVID-19 variants hit school districts in the Fraser Health region, some have taken to marching in solidarity with affected schools, and questions are being asked about what more can be done to halt the spread of the more-infectious strains. Fraser Health has regularly had higher COVID-19 transmission rates than other health authorities on a per capita basis. The region is now trending upward in transmissions, with an average of 13.7 new cases per 100,000 people every day, according to B.C. Centre for Disease Control data. That compares to 9.7 in Vancouver Coastal Health, 3.6 in Interior Health, 3.1 in Island Health and 12.2 in Northern Health. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. tap here to see other videos from our team. Try refreshing your browser, or There have been times when Fraser Health has not had the highest per capita case counts in the province, but those times have been rare. In all, six schools in Surrey and one in Delta have had exposures — which are defined as a single infected person being in the …
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