COVID-19 transmission slowing in Whistler with 614 cases recorded in 2021

We are now getting a clear picture - of just how many covid-19 violation tickets have been handed out province-wide. Legislative Bureau Chief Keith Baldrey has the details and the latest on the community transmission numbers in Whistler.

Transmission of COVID-19 is slowing in Whistler but the resort community is still recording 614 cases so far this year, compared to 271 in all of 2020.

As of Feb. 8, Vancouver Coastal Health has identified 43 new cases in Whistler with an additional 24 older cases with earlier symptom onset dates.

VCH said the majority of cases continue to be among young adults with transmission “occurring predominantly in household settings.”

All residents are asked to avoid social gatherings, stay home when sick, wash their hands regularly and maintain physical distance when in public.

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No deaths due to COVID-19 have been recorded in the community.

In a bulletin last week, Vancouver Coastal Health said contact tracing had revealed that “very little transmission has been linked to outdoor recreation areas such as Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.”

In late January, Whistler/Pemberton RCMP said they had issued 15 violation tickets under the COVID Related Measures and Emergency Program Act.

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