Whistler continues to see sustained reduction in COVID-19 transmission

Feb 19 2021, 5:29 pm

One of British Columbia’s latest COVID-19 hotspots is starting to see a “sustained reduction” in virus transmission.

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) says that based on epidemiological data, Whistler is seeing a slower rate of coronavirus cases compared to last month.

A total of 56 cases of COVID-19, and six older cases within Whistler residents, were identified between February 8 and 15.

That’s a slight increase from the 43 cases recorded between February 2 and 8. A total of 676 COVID-19 cases have been identified since January 1.

The health authority says that the majority of cases “continue to be among young adults who reside in Whistler.”

COVID-19 transmission continues to occur predominantly in household settings.

“VCH advises Whistler residents and visitors to avoid social gatherings, to stay home while sick, to wash their hands regularly, and to maintain physical distance when in public,” says the health authority.

In January, half a dozen bars and restaurants in Whistler were flagged for COVID-19 exposure, with dates spanning most of January.

Whistler’s Mayor Jack Crompton has also asked for community members “to reduce their personal contacts, stay home, and stay local.”

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