A recent coronavirus outbreak at the Capilano Care Centre and a cluster of cases linked to tennis facilities at the Hollyburn Country Club recently pushed West Vancouver’s incidence of COVID-19 into one of the higher rates per population in the Lower Mainland outside of the Fraser health area.
Statistics released this week showed West Vancouver with 60 new cases in one week between Nov. 29 and Dec. 5 – putting it at an average daily rate of between 15 and 20 cases per 100,000 people.
That’s still lower than places like Surrey, Delta and Abbotsford which continue to be at the centre of the recent surge in coronavirus cases. But it’s a higher rate of new cases per population than other areas including Vancouver, Burnaby and even neighbouring North Vancouver.
North Vancouver’s 78 cases during that week gave it an average daily rate of between 5 and 10 cases per 100,000 people.
More recently, the average daily rate of coronavirus cases in the North Shore Coast Garibaldi health area as a whole was lower than that, with an average daily incidence of fewer than 5 cases per 100,000.
During the week of Dec. 4 to 10, there were 69 new cases in the North Shore Coast Garibaldi health area, which has logged 1,831 cases in total since the pandemic started.