There have been 16 more COVID-19 cases identified for Revelstoke by Interior Health.
The new cases were from between Jan. 3 and 9. Normally the agency releases weekly numbers each Wednesday, but these latest figures came two days late.
There were 37 more cases between Dec. 27 and Jan. 2, 2021. Interior Health issued a public health alert for the area on Jan. 5, saying Revelstoke had one of the highest rates of COVID-19 in the province per capita.
Between January and December of 2020, there have been a total of 106 cases, of which 103 were from the last two months.
However, Revelstoke RCMP said the Christmas holidays were quiet and no violation tickets were issued relating to the public health orders for mandatory masks and no social gatherings. Overall, Police said calls for service were down 35 per cent during the holiday season, compared to last year.
Staff Sergeant Chris Dodds attributed the drop in calls to a reduction in travel from COVID-19 restrictions.
So far, only one ticket has been issued in Revelstoke for someone refusing to wear a mask. On Dec. 6, a woman was issued a $230 ticket and arrested for not complying to wear a mask in the Tim Hortons.
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