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Interior Health declares Revelstoke COVID-19 community cluster contained

This undated image from Wikimedia Commons shows the City of Revelstoke in winter and is taken from the Powder Springs Ski Hill.
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December 11, 2020 - 3:01 PM

Interior Health says the Revelstoke COVID-19 community cluster is now contained.

The community cluster in Revelstoke and the surrounding area was initially reported, Nov. 26, after 22 COVID-19 cases were reported over two weeks.

The cluster is now contained, with a total of 50 COVID-19 cases, according to an Interior Health media release.

All cases associated with the cluster have received appropriate follow-up, Interior Health said. Contacts of each confirmed case were identified through contact tracing and also received direction from public health.

“Our public health teams remain dedicated to limiting exposures to COVID-19,” Dr. Goodison, medical health officer, said in the release. “We were fortunate to keep cases in Revelstoke away from our most vulnerable populations, but COVID-19 continues to have devastating impacts to individuals and families across B.C. We know how challenging our current restrictions are. We cannot lose sight that these public health measures are in place to protect us and those we love.”

A small number of cases in Revelstoke are still expected, and the end of the cluster does not mean people should let down their guard, Interior Health said.

To have a look at the current public health orders for B.C. click here.

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