104 new cases of COVID-19 in indoor health – Kelowna Capital News


As of Friday, Interior Health has reported 104 new cases of COVID-19. This brings the total number of cases to 1,307 since the start of the pandemic.

There are currently 272 active and isolated cases in the health region. Three people are hospitalized, but none is in intensive care.

The outbreak at the Royal Inland Hospital patient care tower construction site in Kamloops has grown to 13 cases. The additional cases are not new but identified through continuous contact tracing.

Interior Health (IH) is not announcing any new numbers or surges in long-term care homes.

According to the health authority, an additional case has been identified in the Salmo community case cluster in the area extending south of Nelson. This brings the number of cases from 23 to 24, with the most recent contact identified from previous cases.

There is no evidence of widespread transmission and overall cases in the region remain stable compared to last week, showing public health measures and residents taking precautions are limiting the spread, IH said.

Across the province, 1,933 more cases of COVID-19 were recorded over the weekend.

Per day, this breaks down to 713 cases from Friday to Saturday, 626 cases from Saturday to Sunday, and 594 cases from Sunday to Monday. There have been 17 deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from a pandemic in British Columbia to 348. Over half of the weekend’s cases were at Fraser Health.

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