Brief: Revelstoke records 24 new COVID cases during Aug. 15–21

According the the BC Centre for Disease Control, Revelstoke recorded 24 new COVID-19 cases in the latest epi-week, down from 33 the week prior.

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The epi-week 34 (Aug. 22-28, 2021) new COVID-19 case map by local health area in B.C. Image: BC Centre for Disease Control

Revelstoke is still in the red zone for COVID-19 infections, but the number of new infections has dropped since the last weekly period.

There were 24 new cases recorded in Revelstoke between Aug. 15-21, down from 33 cases in the previous week.

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The B.C. government said that on Tuesday, Aug. 24, there were 10,175 total new registrations and 9,486 new appointment bookings, a 201.3% increase in registrations and a 124.4% increase in bookings compared to the previous Tuesday, which recorded 3,279 new registrations and 4,228 appointment bookings.

B.C. cases rise

The seven-day daily rolling average for new cases in B.C. is 630, up from 193 at the start of August.

There were 698 new cases in B.C. reported on Aug. 25. 139 people are hospitalized and 75 are in critical care.

252 new cases were reported in Interior Health on Aug. 25, with 45 hospitalized and 22 in critical care. There are 1,911 active cases in Interior Health.

Revelstoke case rate continues to drop

According to BC Centre for Disease Control data release on Aug. 24 for a weekly period ending Aug. 23, the case rate dropped in Revelstoke. It was 39 per 100,000 the week before and is now 25 per 100,000. The new rate translates into 19 new cases for that period, which overlaps with the weekly case recording period. For the same period, the public test positive rate also dropped, down to 16%, which is still a very high rate.

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B.C. announces restrictions for those without proof of vaccination

B.C. government announces proof of vaccination requirements for non-essential businesses

Refrigeration error means COVID vaccine re-do for 516 Revelstoke residents

516 Revelstoke COVID vaccine doses to be redone after improper refrigeration, IH says

B.C. announces schools plan

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