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COVID-19 cases on the rise in Revelstoke

January 05, 2021 - 10:39 AM

Interior Health is asking Revelstoke residents to maintain their efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 after another increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the community.

Last week, 22 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed and the week prior, seven new cases were confirmed, according to an Interior Health media release issued today, Jan. 5. On a per capita basis, the weekly and cumulative totals are higher than many areas of the province.

The cumulative total of COVID-19 cases in the Revelstoke region since the beginning of the pandemic has risen to 85, the health authority said.

"There is no specific source for the new cases. It is for this reason all residents and businesses are reminded of the importance of COVID-19 testing at the first sign of symptoms in addition to keeping social bubbles small," reads the release.

Interior Health is asking residents to monitor COVID-19 case data by visiting the B.C. Centre of Disease Control's website here.

Stay safe by following COVID-19 precautions:

• Keep to your household bubbles and avoid social gatherings.
• Stay home when you are sick and get tested if you have any symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
• Practise physical distancing and use a mask if you cannot.
• Wash your hands often.

You can book a COVID-19 test online through the COVID-19 Test Booking Form or by calling 1-877-740-7747 for assistance with booking your test.

— This story was corrected at 11:48 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2020 to clarify data provided by the Interior Health Authority.

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