From April 6 to April 11, VCH identified 179 new cases of COVID-19 in Whistler.
Meanwhile, according to BCCDC data, from April 4 to 10, there were 337 cases of COVID-19 in the Howe Sound region.
Despite repeated requests, VCH refuses to share information on the precise number of cases in either Squamish, Pemberton, or other smaller areas that are part of the local health region.
VCH says the reported cases continue to be among young adults who live and work in the Whistler community, and the most common location for transmission continues to be in household settings and social gatherings.
VCH is encouraging all Whistler adults 18 years of age and older who have not yet been vaccinated, and who have a primary residence in Whistler or who work in the Whistler community, to book a COVID-19 vaccination at www.vchcovid19vaccine.com.
VCH says its data shows that within two to three weeks of starting vaccinations, there was a drop in the number of COVID-19 infections and a reduction in hospitalizations and deaths among vaccinated seniors.
The vaccination clinic at the Whistler Conference Centre is open from April 15 – 18 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and VCH aims to vaccinate all of those who are eligible during this time.
From Jan. 1 to April 11, there have been 1,685 cases recorded in Whistler community, of which 1,457 individuals have recovered from COVID-19.