Another COVID-19 case is being reported at Nanaimo District Secondary School.
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools advised via social media Tuesday night of a COVID-19 case at the high school, with a Feb. 8 exposure date.
The school district says Island Health is contact tracing and points people to the health authority’s school exposures webpage for more information.
Previously reported COVID-19 exposure dates at NDSS include Jan. 27-28, Feb. 1-3 and Feb. 5. The school district says there is no reason to believe a fire drill at the school Feb. 4 spread the virus, as public health hasn’t found any transmission at the high school.
There are 151 active COVID-19 cases on Vancouver Island, 95 of those cases on the central Island. Between Monday and Tuesday, there were 20 new COVID-19 cases reported on the Island, with 15 of those cases on the central Island. Two people died of COVID-19 on the Island over the long weekend. There are seven COVID-19 patients in intensive care in Island Health and 16 others hospitalized.