New COVID-19 cases for Revelstoke continue to drop.
Between April 18 to 24, there were seven new cases of the virus in our region, according to the BC Centre of Disease Control.
The week prior there were 11.
As a mass vaccination clinic for COVID-19 inoculations have been in Revelstoke for almost a month, approximately 56 per cent of the community’s total population have been vaccinated. Less than one per cent of local residents have both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The number of people getting vaccinated in Revelstoke has slowed in recent days as the clinic has many free appointments.
However, as only adults above the age of 18 are currently permitted to getting vaccinated, approximately 67 per cent of those eligible in Revelstoke have been inoculated.
Regardless, cases of COVID-19 have increased in some surrounding communities, such as Golden. The town reported 15 new cases, making it one of the highest per capita in the Interior Health region.
Arrow Lakes, including Nakusp reported five cases. That area has not reported a single case for months, bringing their total to eight since the pandemic started.
To make an appointment in Revelstoke for a COVID-19 vaccination, call 1-833-838-2323. The call centre operates seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.