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COVID-19 transmission slowing in Whistler as young adults account for most cases

Last Updated Feb 10, 2021 at 12:25 pm PST

FILE - A ski instructor is seen walking along the base of Whistler Mountain in Whistler, B.C. Sunday, March 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Summary

67 more cases of COVID-19 at Whistler bring the total since Jan. 1 to 614

VCH says transmission of the virus is slowing compared to previous weeks

Most people testing positive for COVID-19 are young adults, according to VCH

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.”

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.

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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.