More than 450 Abbotsford residents have been diagnosed with COVID-19 so far in 2020

Fraser Valley city has more cases than any other city outside of Vancouver and Surrey

More than 450 Abbotsford residents have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic first hit, making the city one of the most-affected communities in B.C., according to new data released by the province Thursday.

For the first time, the province reduced case figures by municipality Thursday.

They show that Abbotsford has been the third-hardest-hit city in all of British Columbia, with 454 cases diagnosed between January and July. Only Surrey and Vancouver, which have had more than 500 cases, have seen more residents test positive for COVID-19. But both of those cities have far more people than Abbotsford and lower per-capita rates of infection. The figures, notably, don’t include cases reported in August, when B.C. has seen a new spike in positive tests.

Among Abbotsford’s neighbours, 138 cases were detected in Langley, 30 in Chilliwack and 158 in Mission. Mission’s figure is predominantly due to the large outbreak at the federal prison in that community.

By August 27, more than 5,000 people in British Columbia had been diagnosed with COVID-19.

RELATED: B.C. reports 68 new COVID-19 cases, one death as it releases city-level data

Do you have something to add to this story, or something else we should report on? Email:

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Mission poker player missing in Nevada is found alive and safe

Brad Booth went missing in July 13, found in mid September

Last day of summer should be pleasant across the Fraser Valley

With fresh air, some sunshine in the forecast nothing to complain about as fall arrives tomorrow

Abbotsford parents upset as district gets cohort exemption to maximize class sizes at elementary school

Classes and cohorts shuffled after division eliminated at King Traditional elementary school

Young Abbotsford cancer survivor rides 105-km with Terry Fox’s brother

Jacob Bredenhof and Darrell Fox’s cycling trek raises almost $90,000 for cancer research

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool catches first NFL touchdown pass

Abby Senior grad established new record for longest scrimmage TD by a Canadian

Quirky Canadian comedy ‘Schitt’s Creek’ takes Emmys by storm with comedy sweep

Toronto-raised Daniel Levy and Ottawa-born Annie Murphy both got supporting actor nods

B.C. has highest number of active COVID-19 cases per capita, federal data shows

B.C. currently has 1,803 active cases after weeks of COVID-19 spikes in the province

B.C. unveils new cannabis sales programs to help small, Indigenous growers

Government did not say how it will define small producers, but says nurseries will be included in the policy

B.C. transportation minister will not seek re-election

Claire Trevena has held the position since 2017

VIDEO: Shots fired outside Langley gas station that was scene of 2018 homicide

No reports of injuries in Saturday evening incident

B.C. migrant, undocumented workers rally for permanent residency program

Rally is part of the Amnesty for Undocumented Workers Campaign led by the Migrant Workers Centre

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Preparations underway for pandemic election in Saskatchewan and maybe B.C.

Administrators in B.C. and around the country are also looking to expand voting by mail during the pandemic

Most Read