Revelstoke LHA weekly COVID-19 update: 21 new cases April 4–10

There were 21 new COVID-19 cases in the Revelstoke Local Health Area in the latest weekly period from April 4-10, 2021.

A BC Centre for Disease Control map showing new COVID-19 cases by Local Health Area in B.C. for the week of April 4 to April 10, 2021. Image: BC Centre for Disease Control

The number of new COVID-19 cases detected in the Revelstoke Local Health Area has decreased slightly in the latest weekly recording period. There were 21 new cases in Revelstoke between April 4–10, down from the previous weekly period when there were 25 new cases.

Revelstoke vaccination numbers

COVID-19 vaccinations are now available to all Revelstoke residents aged 18-plus. Interior Health has targeted vaccinating 500 people per day in Revelstoke on clinic days.

As of the end the day on April 13, a total of 2,842 first doses had been administered and 60 second doses.

The number of Revelstoke residents who have received a first vaccination has doubled in the past week. Based on the population figure that the BCCDC uses for the Revelstoke LHA, 10,696, 26.6% of all Revelstoke residents have received a first dose of a vaccine.

A week ago, 1,365 residents had been given a first dose, which was about 12.8% of the population.

Clinics continue in Revelstoke. For information on how to book an appointment, see this Interior Health website:

Interior Health

A side-by-side comparison of B.C. new COVID-19 cases reported to public health (left, in blue) and new cases in Interior Health (right, in orange). The third wave of the pandemic was slower to arrive in the IH region, and hasn’t been as severe as the provincial average, although it does mirror a significant rise in the past weeks. Image: BCCDC

On April 14, Interior Health reported 105 new cases.

Key data not available

Health authorities do not provide data for active cases in the Revelstoke LHA, or about the presence or type of COVID-19 variants here. They are two key data points among many that are not provided by Local Health Area by B.C. health authorities.

The Revelstoke Mountaineer also reached out to Interior Health for vaccination clinic dates and population targets, but answers were not provided by publication time.

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