COVID Update

COVID Update for April 17, 2021

The number of active COVID cases is rising in North Vancouver Island and two Campbell River schools are now listed on Island Health exposure list.

COVID 19 by Ricardo Huñis via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)

Update for our area

As of yesterday, Friday April 16th, Island Health stated there are 40 active cases in North Vancouver Island. A week ago there were 32.

While it is not yet known where these cases are, the only North Vancouver Island schools on Island Health’s school exposure page are in Campbell River

A member of Ecole Middle School tested positive and on April 13th the school sent out a potential exposure notice. 

A member of the Willow Point elementary community also  tested positive and a potential exposure notice was posted for April 7,8,9, 12 and 13. 

Vancouver Island

However the numbers for Southern and Central Vancouver Island have declined, so that while there were 504 active COVID 19 cases throughout Island Health a week ago, there are now 446. 

To put this in context, a recent estimate states there are more than 870,000 people living on Vancouver Island and almost half of them are in Victoria. There are only 44,000 people throughout the entire Strathcona Regional District. 

Links of Interest

Top photo credit: Mask required for entry sign by Chad Davis via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)

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