43 new cases of COVID-19 in indoor health – Cranbrook Daily Townsman

43 new cases of COVID-19 in indoor health - Cranbrook Daily Townsman

Interior Health (IH) has reported 43 new cases of COVID-19 in the region.

This brings the total number of cases in the region to 8,258 since the start of the pandemic. Currently, 15 cases are in hospital, including four in intensive care.

IH also announced that the Big White community cluster, a ski resort near Kelowna, has been completed. The cluster was announced in mid-December last year, resulting in 237 cases of the virus. 150 of these cases were from people who worked or lived on the ski resort.

IH offered an update on the current outbreaks in the region:

  • Cottonwoods Care Center in Kelowna has 23 cases: 20 residents and three employees.
  • Unit 5B at Kelowna General Hospital has 10 cases: five patients and five staff, including one death related to the outbreak.

Across the province, 908 more cases of COVID-19 were reported today (March 26), which is the highest daily total since last November, when cases peaked at nearly 1,000 per day.

Provincial health officials have reported an increase in the number of daily cases, but serious illness from the virus has remained relatively constant.

Since March 26, vaccination cards have been opened for people aged 74 and over and natives aged 55 and over.

If you are eligible to receive the vaccine now, visit this website for more information.

Twila Amato
Video reporter, Black Press Okanagan

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