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Interior Health reports 217 new COVID-19 cases and 2 more deaths over the weekend

There were 217 new COVID-19 cases identified in the BC Interior over the weekend.

According to the BC Centre for Disease Control, there were 48 new cases on Saturday, another 81 on Sunday and 88 reported today.

Unfortunately, there were also two more COVID-19 deaths over the weekend, one at Heritage Square in Vernon and another at McKinney Place in Oliver.

Unfortunately this brings the total number of people who have succumbed to COVID-19 to 40 and our condolences go to their loved ones and caregivers,” said Susan Brown, Interior Health’s president and CEO.

“We continue to see COVID-19 in communities all across Interior Health and everyone needs to remain vigilant in following precautions to minimize the spread of this virus.”

There are currently 36 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 in the BC Interior, with nine of them in intensive care.

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IH also provided an in depth update on all of the region's current outbreaks:

  • Sunnybank long-term care in Oliver has 22 cases: 16 residents and six staff.
  • Creekside Landing long-term care in Vernon has 15 cases: 10 residents and five staff
  • Williams Lake Seniors Village has two cases: one resident and one staff.
  • Noric House long-term care in Vernon has 32 cases: 24 residents and eight staff
  • Heritage Square long-term care in Vernon has 42 cases: 32 residents and 10 staff, with five deaths connected to this outbreak.
  • Heritage Retirement Residence in West Kelowna has 42 cases: 37 residents and five staff, with two deaths connected to this outbreak.
  • Teck mining operations remains at 16 IH cases linked to the outbreak.
  • McKinney Place long-term care in Oliver has 77 cases: 54 residents and 23 staff, with 15 deaths connected to this outbreak.
  • Village by the Station long-term care in Penticton has nine cases: five residents and four staff, with one death connected to this outbreak.
  • Mountainview Village long-term care in Kelowna has 16 cases: eight residents and eight staff, with two deaths connected to this outbreak.

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