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COVID-19 cluster at Big White grows to 203

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January 19, 2021 - 4:51 PM

Twenty-eight more cases of COVID-19 are now linked to the Big White Mountain community cluster, raising the total to 203.

Of the 28 new cases, 22 reside and/or work at Big White, according to an Interior Health media release. Of the 203 cases linked to the cluster, 126 have resided and/or worked on Big White Mountain. Currently, there are 43 active cases and those people are in isolation, while 160 people have recovered.

"The risk remains low for families and individuals visiting Big White Mountain who follow public health guidance," a release from Interior Health issued today, Jan. 19, reads. "In other words, it is safe to go to Big White when you stick to your immediate household bubble and avoid socializing and gathering, etc."

Interior Health is continuing outreach COVID-19 testing throughout the Big White community and environmental public health inspections.

The next update on this outbreak will be Friday, Jan. 22.

Book an appointment online through the COVID-19 Test Booking Form here or call the COVID-19 Test Booking Line at 1-877-740-7747 for assistance with booking your test.

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