Spread of COVID-19 in Whistler, B.C., ski resort slows, health officials say

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VANCOUVER — Transmission of COVID-19 is slowing in Whistler, B.C., after health authorities warned of a rapid spread over several weeks.

Vancouver Coastal Health says in a news release that as of Feb. 8, it has identified 43 new cases and 24 older cases in the resort community.

It says based on epidemiological data, COVID-19 transmission is decreasing.

Since Jan. 1, there have been 614 COVID-19 infections in Whistler.

The health authority says most of the cases continue to be among young adults who are becoming infected in household settings.

Whistler has long had a problem housing staff for the ski resort and businesses in the community.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 10, 2021.

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