For the second consecutive week, more than 100 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported on the Sunshine Coast, setting a new record for the area.
Between Jan. 4 and 10, there were 133 new cases in the area, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control. There were 119 new cases reported the previous week. Another map provided by the BC CDC shows 142 new cases for the Sunshine Coast between Jan. 2 and 8.
Another map provided by the BC CDC shows 142 new cases for the Sunshine Coast between Jan. 2 and 8. (Pictured above.)
For the same time period, the Howe Sound area had 141 new cases and Powell River reported 87 new cases.
As of Jan. 10, 41 per cent of Sunshine Coast children ages five to 11 have had one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccination rates for Coasters in the age categories of 12 to 17, 18 to 59 and 50-plus have stayed the same compared to the previous week. Of residents ages 12 to 17, 84 per cent have had one dose and 81 per cent have had two. Among those ages 18 to 49, 85 per cent have had one shot and 80 per cent have had both. The 50-plus category remains at 92 per cent for the first shot and 90 per cent for the second. The percentage of Coasters in the 70-plus category receiving their third dose has risen to 76 per cent.