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10 avril 2021-15 h 08

A local doctor is asking residents of Sun Peaks not to travel, following an increase in COVID-19 cases.

In an online newsletter, Dr Shane B. Barclay of Sun Peaks Health Center said the community has performed more than 40 tests and there are now 15 more positive cases of COVID-19.

“I suspect there are more,” Barclay said. “Those affected come from all areas of employment and business within Sun Peaks. “

Barclay said the clinic was still in contact with Interior Health to get more testing capacity for next week and recommended if people were showing symptoms, try to get tested, either there or at Kamloops.

“If we do any testing at Sun Peaks next week, we’ll send a notification,” he said. “I would advise everyone unless absolutely necessary not to travel outside of Sun Peaks for at least one to two weeks. Let’s not spread this to everyone. “

Interior Health has yet to consider the new cases to be an epidemic.

“The increased COVID-19 activity at Sun Peaks in recent days is of concern and we are monitoring this situation. For the moment, no epidemic has been declared. We are currently conducting a thorough case and contact investigation to determine where and when the exposures occurred. Interior Health will contact anyone who needs to isolate, ”Medical Officer of Health Dr. Carol Fenton of Sun Peaks in an emailed statement.

“In the meantime, this reminds us of how important it is for everyone to follow public health instructions and guidelines, including staying home when sick, wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing outside,” stick to small bubbles and keep a good hand. hygiene, because we are currently seeing a high number of cases in British Columbia. “

Fenton also highlighted the provincial health decree that allows up to 10 people to congregate outdoors as a way to stay safe.

“Don’t get together with several groups of new people. Stick to the same people. Continue to use the COVID-19 layers of protection and maintain physical distance. Patios and outdoor areas of restaurants, pubs and bars are not included as meeting places with 10 people. people at a table, ”she said in the statement.

As COVID-19 cases in the province continue at near record highs, Interior Health had the unfortunate distinction of setting a record of its own on Friday with 132 cases.

Cases in British Columbia have reached 1,262 in the past 24 hours, down slightly from yesterday’s record of 1,293. This is happening despite the province having passed the one million vaccines administered mark.

“No matter how old we are, or where we are, our province is not yet protected against COVID-19,” provincial health official Dr. Bonnie Henry and the Minister of Health said in a statement. , Adrian Dix.


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