The latest COVID case counts by local health area, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control. (Special to The News)

The latest COVID case counts by local health area, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control. (Special to The News)

Positive COVID tests drop to 326 in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Down from 880 the week prior, by CDC stats

The spike in cases of COVID-19 in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, attributed to the Omicron variant, is seen to be blunted considerably in the most recent statistics.

After two weeks with more than 800 cases in the two cities, there were 326 people who tested positive for the week of Jan. 9-15, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control. The previous week, there had been 880 cases, which is the most since the pandemic began.

Similarly, case counts dropped in Tri-Cities from 1,843 to 643, in Langley from 708 to 387, and in Surrey from 2,960 to 1,972.

While a huge improvement, 326 cases is one of the worst weeks in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows since the pandemic began.

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The CDC vaccine progress report for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, as of Jan. 18, shows:

• 46 per cent of those aged 5-11 have received their first dose.

• 85 per cent of those aged 12-17 have received their second dose.

• 88 per cent of those aged 18-plus have received their second dose.

• 54 per cent of those aged 50-plus have received their third dose.

• 78 per cent of those aged 70-plus have received a third dose.

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