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A flight from Vancouver to Victoria has been added to the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BCCDC) public exposures list.

According to BCCDC, WestJet flight 3185 from Vancouver to Victoria on July 21st was added to its exposure list.

The affected rows on the flight span from rows 5 to 11.

The last flight exposure reported in Victoria occurred on a flight from Victoria to Montreal on June 28th.

All passengers on a domestic flight with a COVID-19 case should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days.

The BCCDC is no longer notifying passengers on affected flights about potential exposures. The information on affected flights is posted publicly on the BCCDC website.

Earlier today, the province declared a COVID-19 outbreak in the Central Okanagan area amidst an exponential growth of cases.

There have been 240 new cases reported in the area over the past week. Non-essential travel is being discouraged to or from Central Okanagan unless individuals are fully immunized.

As of this publication, there are 33 active cases in the Island Health region with the majority of the cases on the south island.

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