Greater Campbell River

One active COVID 19 case in Greater Campbell River

There was only one active COVID 19 case in the Greater Campbell River Health Area as of last Monday, Feb 15th, according to the latest report from the BC Center for Disease control

This may have been the exposure that Carihi Secondary School, in Campbell River, reported yesterday . According to the press release, the potential exposure may have occurred within a PE class on February 10th, 11th and 16th. Island Health has completed contact tracing and students from that class have been asked to self-isolate until March 2nd.

Map of the Greater Campbell River Health Area – BC Government

On Feb 15th, there were only seven cases in the North Vancouver Island Local Health Area. 

Now there are twelve

There was only one active COVID 19 case in Campbell River on Feb 15, but possibly more now
Screenshot from Island Health COVID 19 Daily Dashboard. Click on image for most up to date chart

The only other report from our area pertains to Cortes Island. The Klahoose village’s immunization program experienced a weeks delay, but is rolling out despite the province wide shortage of COVID-19 vaccines.

Chief Kevin Peacey told the National Observer, “We hear a lot of our members are jumping at the bit to get in line first. It is frustrating with the delay, but I keep positive that it will all work out in the end.”

The Klahoose were put at the front of the line of First Nations receiving vaccinations because of their COVID cluster in November/December

Top photo credit: Looking across Sutil Channel to Marina and Cortes Islands in the Greater Campbell River Health Area by Dale Simonson via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)

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This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

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