The upward rise in COVID cases on North Shore continues.
From August 22 to 28, there were 134 new cases reported on the North Shore, according to the latest weekly data issued by the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control.
There were 96 cases reported in the area last week, and 64 the week before that.
From Aug. 24-30, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 80% of cases and from Aug. 17-30 they accounted for 83.4% of hospitalizations.
Past week cases (Aug. 24-30) – Total 4,783
Not vaccinated: 3,325 (69.5%)
Partially vaccinated: 503 (10.5%)
Fully vaccinated: 955 (20.0%)
Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Aug. 17-30) – Total 253
Not vaccinated: 190 (75.1%)
Partially vaccinated: 21 (8.3%)
Fully vaccinated: 42 (16.6%)
Premier John Horgan has issued a statement in support of health-care workers in light of protests against COVID vaccination.
“Health-care workers have been true heroes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, working long hours in difficult conditions to care for us, our loved ones and to keep our communities safe.
“While everyone has the right to peaceful protest, the targeting and harassment of health-care workers at health-care facilities today is completely unacceptable. We stand by our health-care workers and support them fully.