As many as 107 people have tested positive for COVID-19 since January in the Howe Sound area, according to data released by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.
This cumulative case data is from January to October 2020, and was released by the centre last week.
The Howe Sound local health area is part of the Coast Garibaldi Vancouver Coastal Health region, and includes Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton, as shown in this VCH map.
The centre says the cases are mapped by location of residence, and cases with unknown residence and those from out of the province are not mapped.
The centre also notes that the number of cases may not represent the location of the exposure. For example, people may have acquired the disease while travelling or working somewhere else.
“Not all COVID-19 affected individuals are tested and reported. The virus may be circulating undetected in the community, including in areas where no cases have been identified by public health,” the centre says.
In Vancouver, 3,444 people have been diagnosed with the disease so far.
Meanwhile, on the North Shore, 206 people in West Vancouver and 554 people in North Vancouver have been diagnosed with COVID-19 so far.
In Lillooet, there have been two cases of COVID-19.
Surrey remains the hotspot in Lower Mainland for COVID-19 exposure, with 3,993 reported cases so far.
There are 6,929 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 217 people in hospital, and 59 in intensive care.
The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.