COVID-19 case counts for the week of Nov. 21-27, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control. (Special to The News)

COVID-19 case counts for the week of Nov. 21-27, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control. (Special to The News)

COVID-19 cases down, vax stats rising in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Half of those aged 70-plus have received their third shot

The cases of COVID-19 are trending downward again in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and surrounding communities.

The latest maps from the BC Centre for Disease Control, showing the geographic distribution of COVID-19, peg the number of cases in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows at 85 for the week of Nov. 21-27. That’s down from 95 cases the week prior.

A slight reduction was the experience of most neighbouring cities, as Langley dropped from 119 to 74, Abbotsford from 197 to 144, Surrey from 159 to 151, and the Tri-Cities from 71 to 52 cases over the same time frame.

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Vaccination progress continues in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Fifty per cent of those aged 70 and over had received their third dose as of Nov. 30. In addition:

• 86 per cent of those aged 12-plus have received a second dose.

• 89 per cent of those 12 and over have received a first dose.

• 10 per cent of those 18 and over have received a third dose.

• 90 per cent of those 50 and over have a second dose.

• 18 per cent of those 50 and over have a third dose.

• 92 per cent of those 70 and over have received their second dose.

Vaccinations had not been given in the age 5-11 category, according to the CDC stats.

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