WHISTLER (NEWS 1130) – Despite dozens of new COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Whistler, the local health authority claims transmission of the virus is slowing down.
Another 67 infections were confirmed by the health authority, with 24 of them being listed as “older cases with earlier symptom onset dates.”
UPDATE: 67 more cases of #COVID19 recorded in #Whistler as of February 8th.@VCHhealthcare confirms total since January 1st now at 614 with 43 identified as new and 24 listed as “older cases with earlier symptom onset dates”.#bcpoli @NEWS1130 https://t.co/APYqQphcnP
— Marcella Bernardo (@Bernardo1130) February 10, 2021
Since Jan. 1, 614 COVID-19 cases have been linked to the resort community.
“The majority of cases continue to be among young adults with transmission occurring predominantly in household settings,” reads a release from Vancouver Coastal Health.
Compared to previous weeks, VCH says Whister is seeing a decrease in cases.
VCH urges residents to stay home when feeling sick, wash their hands frequently, and avoid social gatherings.
Few other details have been shared, including how many cases have been linked to people who don’t live in the area.