Vancouver, BC- Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) continues to record a further decline in COVID-19 transmission in Whistler compared to previous reporting periods.
From Feb. 22 to Feb. 28, VCH identified 18 new cases of COVID-19 in Whistler. This accounts for eight fewer new cases recorded since the last reporting period (Feb. 16 – Feb. 21).
There have been a total of 720 cases in Whistler since Jan. 1, 2021.
Since Jan. 1, a total of 699 individuals have recovered from COVID-19 in Whistler.
The reported cases continue to be identified among young adults who live in the Whistler community. The most common location for transmission continues to be in household settings.
VCH advises all Whistler residents and visitors to avoid social gatherings with those outside of their immediate bubbles, to stay home while sick, to wash their hands regularly, and to maintain physical distance when in public. All Public Health guidelines should continue to be followed by those who have previously contracted and recovered from COVID-19.
VCH asks any Whistler residents or visitors who experience COVID-19-like symptoms to complete the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool and to access testing services in their community, if required. VCH continues to provide care and support to those who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Whistler community.
Vancouver Coastal Health is responsible for the delivery of $4.1 billion in community, hospital and long-term care to more than one million people in communities including Richmond, Vancouver, the North Shore, Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky corridor, Powell River, Bella Bella and Bella Coola. VCH also provides specialized care and services for people throughout B.C., and is the province's hub of health-care education and research.
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