13 new cases linked to Big White cluster, 32 remain active

13 new Big White cases

Interior Health has announced 13 new COVID-19 cases linked to the Big White community cluster.

The total number of cases identified to date now sits at 175, although just 32 cases are still active and in isolation. Of the 175 cases, 110 reside on Big White Mountain.

Big White has said that Interior Health defines anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 and declares they have visited the resort in the past 14 days as linked to the Big White cluster.

The health authority is reminding everyone at Big White to avoid gatherings and keep socialization to immediate household bubbles. “Please follow public health guidance such as physical distancing, washing your hands regularly and wearing a mask.”

“The risk remains low for families and individuals visiting Big White Mountain who follow public health guidance,” Interior Health said. "In other words, it is safe to go to Big White when you stick to your immediate household bubble and avoid socializing and gathering, etc.”

Interior Health is continuing outreach COVID-19 testing throughout the Big White community and environmental public health inspections.

The next update on the outbreak will be Tuesday.

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