There has been a dramatic decline in COVID-19 cases in the Howe Sound health region, according to the latest weekly data released by British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).
Howe Sound health region comprises Squamish, Britannia Beach, Whistler, and Pemberton and its rural areas.
From April 18 to April 24, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) recorded 50 cases of COVID-19 in the region, of which 17 were in Whistler, a very sharp decline from previous weeks.
VCH doesn’t release community specific data for Squamish or Pemberton, nor does it provide any data on recovery or hospitalization for the region.
From April 11 to April 17, there were 131 positive people in the local health region, of which 72 cases were recorded in Whistler.
The number was even higher in the week before that.
From April 4 to April 10, there were 337 people who had tested positive in the local health region, of which 179 cases were in Whistler.
From March 28 to April 3, VCH had recorded 410 cases in the Howe Sound region.
Whistler continues to record a significant reduction in the number of cases, VCH says.
“This can be attributed, in part, to the week-long vaccination program VCH held in Whistler for all residents who have a primary residence in Whistler or who work in this community,” the health authority says.
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