Cumulative cases of COVID-19 in B.C. from Jan. 1, 2020 to November 2021. (BCCDC/website)

Cumulative cases of COVID-19 in B.C. from Jan. 1, 2020 to November 2021. (BCCDC/website)

Mission has had 2,900 reported cases of COVID-19 since pandemic began

Numbers rising along with spread of new variant Omicron

Mission has had 2,900 reported cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control.

According to a map showing cumulative data from Jan. 1, 2020 to Nov. 30, 2021 there were 2,651 cases in the city. By Boxing Day that number had grown to 2,900.

For the week of Dec. 5, Mission had just 28 cases. But that number has grown a bit from week to week as Omicron seems to spread, with 68 cases reported for the week of Dec. 12, 84 cases for the week of Dec. 19 and 69 cases for the week of Dec. 26.

The next numbers that will come out will be for the week ending Jan. 5, 2022.

Next door, Abbotsford has the second highest number of cases in the province, at more than 13,000 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Surrey has had the most cases in the province, and is also the biggest municipality of the province. As of Nov. 30, Surrey had more than 42,000 cases and has reported more than 1,000 cases in December.

As of Dec. 30, 83 per cent of Mission residents ages 12 and up have had at least one vaccination against COVID- 19, 80 per cent have two doses, and 16 per cent have had a booster.

To see this data and more, visit the BC Centre for Disease Control Surveillance Dashboard.

To learn more about current COVID related guidelines on screening, testing and vaccines, visit Fraser Health’s COVID site.

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