Deaths in indoor healthcare homes rise over the weekend


COVID-19 claimed the lives of a resident at McKinney Place long-term care home in Oliver over the weekend, as well as another in Heritage Square in Vernon, Interior Health reported Monday.

This brings the death toll in McKinney to 15. The facility has had 77 cases to date, 54 residents out of 59 total and 23 staff.

Heritage Square has seen 42 cases – 32 residents and 10 employees – with five deaths.

McKinney residents began receiving COVID-19 vaccines at the end of last week, part of the first wave of vaccines targeted at seniors in nursing homes across the province.

Some residents of the Sunnybank care home in Oliver, which is also experiencing an outbreak, have also received the vaccine.

Sunnybank is now at 22 total positive cases of the virus, 16 residents and six staff. There were no deaths at the facility.

“We continue to see COVID-19 in communities across Interior Health and everyone must remain vigilant in following precautions to minimize the spread of this virus,” the president and CEO of Interior Health said Monday in a report. communicated.

“Unfortunately, this brings the total number of people [in Interior Health] who succumbed to COVID-19 at 40 and our condolences go to their loved ones and caregivers. ”

Outbreaks continue in many other domestic healthcare homes, as well as in Teck’s mining operations:

  • Creekside Landing Long Term Care in Vernon has 15 cases: 10 residents and five staff
  • Williams Lake Seniors Village has two cases: a resident and an employee.
  • 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 employees, with five deaths linked to this outbreak.
  • The Heritage Retirement Residence in West Kelowna has 42 cases: 37 residents and five employees, including two deaths related to this outbreak.
  • Long-term care Village by the Station in Penticton has nine cases: five residents and four employees, including one death linked to the outbreak.
  • Long-term care at Mountainview Village in Kelowna has 16 cases: eight residents and eight employees, with two deaths linked to this outbreak.
  • Teck’s mining operations remain at 16 cases of HI linked to the outbreak.


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