This map illustrates the number of COVID-19 test positive cases in B.C. communities from January 1 to Aug. 31, 2020. (BC CDC map)

This map illustrates the number of COVID-19 test positive cases in B.C. communities from January 1 to Aug. 31, 2020. (BC CDC map)

MAP: COVID-19 positive tests increase 59% from July to August in Langley

As of August 31, number of reported cases increased to 219 from 138 in July, BC CDC reports

  • Oct. 1, 2020 12:00 a.m.

The number of positive tests for coronavirus cases in Langley have increased by 59 per cent from July to August, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.

As of August 31, the number of reported cases increased to 219 from 138 in July, cumulatively, the provincial health authority reports.

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According to the most recently available census figures from 2016, the population of the Township was 117,285, while the City recorded 25,888.

However, Langley is still faring better than some of its neighbouring communities.

In Surrey, during that same cumulative period, the number of reported cases nearly doubled from 521 to 1,005 – a 93 per cent increase.

Surrey’s population was 517,887, according to 2016 census figures.

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Meanwhile, in Abbotsford, the number of cases increased 454 to 561, cumulatively during that same period, a increase of 24 per cent.

Population is Abbotsford was 141,397, according to 2016 census figures.

The province releases a map of the numbers of test positive cases by geographic location in a number of communities on a monthly basis. Local health authorities with higher rates are illustrated in darker colour shading.

On Wednesday, B.C.’s chief medical health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reported 125 new cases, with 72 individuals in hospital with COVID-19, 21 of whom are in intensive case.

Since the start of the pandemic there have been 4,658 cases of COVID-19 in the Fraser Health region, the province reports.


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