A new map was released on May 5 by the B.C. Center for Disease Control (BCCDC) that shows the severity of COVID-19 in B.C. from a geographical perspective.

The map's colours represent COVID-19 case rates, which are the rate of cases per 100,000 people. The darker regions on the map had the highest case rates.

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Some of the highest case rates were recorded in the following regions: Nisga'a, Upper Skeena, Prince Rupert, the Vancouver Coastal Health Region, Howe Sound, and some small parts of the Fraser Health Region including Surrey and Abbotsford.

The map represents cases from January 2020 to April 2021 and it also shows the number of reported COVID-19 cases in each health area.

While case counts are always changing, case rates show a more holistic representation of the volume of cases in relation to the population of a certain area