Interior Health ‘cautiously optimistic’ following drop in COVID-19 cases, testing at Big White To date, 44 of the cases reside on Big White Mountain and 57 remain active. The outbreak at Oliver’s McKinney Place long-term care home has 56 cases. Interior Health is warning the public of increasing COVID-19 activity in the Revelstoke area with 29 new cases identified in the past two weeks. In Interior Health, there are 769 active cases of COVID-19, including 35 people in hospital and seven in intensive care. The trend continued from recent days, with 403 cased determined in the Fraser Health region, 145 in Vancouver Coastal, 66 in Interior Health, 47 in Northern Health and four on Vancouver Island. The data will be corrected and updated in the next refresh on January 7, 2021. 19 people are in the hospital, with five individuals in intensive care. The number of deaths within IH remains at six. The latest diagnosed cases followed the recent pattern, with 402 in Fraser Health, 106 in Vancouver Coastal, 60 in Interior Health, 47 in Northern Health and five on Vancouver Island. In an early Christmas Eve update, Interior Health (IH) is reporting 70 new cases of COVID-19 in the region since Wed. Dec. 23. Officials at Interior Health are now discouraging non-essential travel and asking citizens to be vigilant as COVID-19 cases surge in the region. Village by the Station in Penticton remains at eight cases, with no new reported cases since yesterday. According to the health authority, none of the new cases have come as a result of current outbreaks at long-term care facilities. explores construction of weir across Koocanusa Reservoir, COVID-19 vaccine arrives in remote First Nations across Canada, #FernieArtStreak produces daily masterpieces, Sister in B.C. The numbers, announced Jan. 4, are from four reporting periods. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck), Outbreak numbers remain mostly unchanged, except for care homes in Central Okanagan. ELKFORD (NEWS 1130) — A COVID-19 outbreak linked to Teck mining operations near Elkford, north of Sparwood, has been declared by Interior Health. READ MORE: First COVID-19 vaccine administered in Kelowna, READ MORE: Big White COVID-19 cluster grows to 96 cases, Do you have something to add to this story, or something else we should report on? 29 people are in hospital, with six being treated in intensive care. @michaelrdrguezLike us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Data on cases in our region are updated daily. In Interior Health, 10 people died from COVID-19 between Dec. 24 and Dec. 29, bringing to 28 the number of people in the health region who have … This brings the total number of cases in the region to 3,510 since testing began. Neither RCMP nor Kelowna Harvest Fellowship has confirmed whether the church was fined a second time, Three SD23 schools recorded virus exposures in the first week after the winter break, The city’s 2021 Action Plan outlines more than 120 projects, Some plants and shrubs may not survive the spring, Elvis Presley, the iconic singer and actor, would have celebrated his 86th birthday this month, Heritage Treasures Day, Dress Up Your Pet Day and Religious Freedom Day are all coming up this week. There are Interior Health has announced three additional deaths in the region due to COVID-19, as well as 81 more cases of the virus. This brings the total number of cases to 1,307 since the start of the pandemic. Of the total cases, 675 are active, and these individuals are isolating. The cluster at Big White currently remains at 60 cases; an update is expected on Friday, Dec. 17. The cluster at Big White currently remains at 60 cases; an update is expected on Friday, Dec. 17. A total of 818 cases are active. RELATED: Chilliwack churches fined $18,400 for defying orders Interior Health (IH) is reporting 56 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death on Tuesday, Dec. 15, for a total of 2,907 since testing began. Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox. Interior Health (IH) is working in partnership with school districts to support information-sharing when there are COVID-19 exposures at schools. Interior Health Big White COVID-19 community cluster update KELOWNA – Interior Health has identified an additional 15 cases of COVID-19 linked to the Big White Mountain community cluster. Several members were nonetheless among those who stormed Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Two-vehicles collide between Armstrong and Enderby Saturday night, Jan. 9, Peter Christopher Dolecki also faced a two-month suspension, Vernon’s Ribbons of Green Trails Society says sport is a great way to enjoy winter, Team says the move was made out of an ‘abundance of caution’, Shipping, fitting all made complicated by COVID, Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations, The ashes were supposed to arrive by Christmas Eve, Protest downtown Kelowna Jan. 9 results in $2,300 ticket to organizer, The property on the corner of 31 Ave, and 33 St. was purchased last year, Interior Health will be presenting projects that need funding to the district board on Jan. 21, The North Okanagan RCMP, Vernon Search and Rescue provides word of caution. Twenty-eight are in the hospital, seven of whom are in ICU. There are no new deaths reported for the region; the total remains at 18. This remains unchanged since IH’s Dec. 22 update. There were 290 new cases identified in the region since New Year’s Eve and here’s how they broke down by day: Earlier this week, the first doses of the COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were administered in Interior Health. Interior Health is reporting 66 more COVID-19 infections on Thursday, Dec. 17, for a total of 3,064 cases since testing began. Of the active cases, 29 are in hospital, and six are in intensive care. The outbreak has 27 confirmed cases that involve three sites operated by Teck Mining Ltd, impacting residents who live in the area and as far away as Vancouver Island, Alberta, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador. When a case of COVID-19 is confirmed, IH public health will work quickly to determine close contacts, and will contact parents/guardians of students who are considered to be at risk. That brings the total number of cases since the pandemic started to 2,998. IH has provided updates on active outbreaks in the region, four of which are at long term care homes. Provincial officals reported 81 new cases of COVID-19 in the Interior Health region on Friday afternoon. Since Friday, Interior Health is reporting 104 new cases of COVID-19. Of these, 235 are considered active, and on isolation. READ MORE: Another 673 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in B.C. In a release, the authority said it has identified 60 cases, mostly from … A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of COVID-19 is seen through Christmas lights, in downtown Vancouver, on Sunday, November 22, 2020. Kelowna’s Mountain View Village long-term care home outbreak has grown by three to 10 cases. As of Friday, Nov. 20, the region’s total cases amount to 1,203. Three people are in hospital, however, none are in ICU. The conference brings together seed enthusiasts from communities across B.C. Rob Morrison says vaccines should go to seniors, front line health care workers first, The event encourages residents to get creative each day throughout January, A virtual town hall meeting will be held on Jan. 12 to gather public input and discuss the study, The free presentations address topics including social media safety and digital literacy, The deaths were all in long-term care homes in the region, Elvis Presley, the iconic singer and actor, would have celebrated his 86th birthday this month. Another 91 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported within the Interior Health region over the past 24 hours. Interior Health (IH) announced 96 new cases of COVID-19 in the region. Motorists wait to enter a Fraser Health COVID-19 testing facility, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, November 9, 2020. Broken down by day, there were 107 cases reported Jan. 1, 71 on Jan. 2, 52 on Jan. 3 and 60 on Jan. 4. Do you have something to add to this story, or something else we should report on? Neither RCMP nor Kelowna Harvest Fellowship has confirmed whether the church was fined a second time, Peter Christopher Dolecki also faced a two-month suspension, Team says the move was made out of an ‘abundance of caution’, Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations, Shipping, fitting all made complicated by COVID, The ashes were supposed to arrive by Christmas Eve. KAMLOOPS — Interior Health says COVID-19 cases have increased in the region, with 70 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. Yesterday (Dec. 24) the health authority announced 49 new cases and one more death in the region. Thursday. Also earlier this week, the COVID-19 cluster at Big White Ski Resort grew to 96 cases. public health officials reported another 625 cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, the highest total since New Year’s Eve as holiday season gathering and travel advisories are up for renewal. Email: michael.rodriguez@kelownacapnews.com. Eight more people have died of the virus, including one within Interior Health. Interior Health's new COVID-19 cases identified by local health area BC announced a big change in the way it organizes COVID-19 data last week. Interior Health is reporting 66 more COVID-19 infections on Thursday, Dec. 17, for a total of 3,064 cases since testing began. On Tuesday, the health authority said BC Centre for Disease Control stats reveal the number of COVID-19 cases in the area has now risen to 49.?Last week, 22 new cases were confirmed, and the week prior, seven new cases were confirmed. The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the Interior Health region is still growing, according to health officials. The Interior Health region is closing in on 4,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 83 more announced on Thursday afternoon. 679 of those cases are active, with those people in isolation. 49 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health, one additional death, First COVID-19 vaccine administered in Kelowna, Big White COVID-19 cluster grows to 96 cases, Government of B.C. READ MORE: Revelstoke COVID-19 cases ticking up again Mayor Gary Sulz said the surging COVID-19 numbers are concerning, but not surprising as several businesses temporarily closed their doors in recent weeks and a number of cases stemmed from Revelstoke schools over Christmas break. There were eight more deaths reported for the 24 hours up to Jan. 6, with 381 people in hospital with COVID-19 related conditions, 78 in intensive care. Please note: even if no public exposures are listed, cases of COVID-19 are present in communities throughout our region, and all public health measures should be followed. Forty-one residents and 15 staff have tested positive at the home. There are currently 272 cases active and in isolation in the health region. Maps: COVID-19 cases in B.C. Click to enlarge. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck, Twenty-eight people are in the hospital, seven of whom are in ICU. KELOWNA, B.C. Five residents and five staff members have tested positive for the virus. Of the total cases, 675 are active, and these individuals are isolating. Heritage Retirement Residence in West Kelowna is reporting three additional cases, up to a total of 14. Twenty-eight are in the hospital, seven of whom are in ICU. Email: phil.mclachlan@kelownacapnews.com. "As cases surge, Interior Health is committed to ensuring you have timely access to COVID-19 testing in order to diagnose, investigate and contact trace each case of COVID-19. That brings the provincial death toll to 954 – 33 of those in Interior Health. The Interior Health region saw a record high 99 new COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total active cases across the region to 758. Interior Health said it has not determined a specific source for these new cases. Interior Health reports 290 new COVID-19 cases and 4 new deaths over the long weekend Interior Health’s first COVID-19 update of 2021 is in and it covers a four-day reporting period over the New Year’s long weekend. The number of active cases is 809. The number of active cases is 809. Several members were nonetheless among those who stormed Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Of the 111 known COVID-19 cases link to this cluster, 77 reside on Big White Mountain. IH announced the death of one resident earlier this week. Interior Health is reporting 31 new cases of COVID-19 in the region in the past 24 hours. Health officials have now started updating a Local Health Area (LHA) map each week with new case data. A man in his 80s previously died in the Mountain View outbreak. Teck mining operations in the Elk Valley has 16 cases linked to the outbreak. He says Interior Health is only conducting COVID-19 testing on those exhibiting symptoms of the illness. Mountainview Village in Kelowna is reporting one new case, bringing the total to 15. Thursday, RCMP fine organizer of Kelowna anti-restriction protest, VIDEO: Walls come down at old Vernon Legion site, Mild Okanagan winter confusing vegetation, South Okanagan hospital district decision not the end for clinic funding chances, Outdoor enthusiasts warned to be prepared in North Okanagan backcountry, Two more Central Okanagan schools exposed to COVID-19 in first week back. The deaths were all from long-term care homes. B.C. The health authority says the cumulative total in the area is now "above 85 cases" since the start of the pandemic, up from 50 in early December. Interior Health is also warning the public of increasing COVID-19 activity in the Revelstoke area with 29 new cases identified in the last two weeks. McKinney Place long term care home in Oliver remains at 75 cases, with no new reported cases since yesterday. Indigenous Services Canada had confirmed nearly 10,000 cases of COVID-19 in First Nation communities. An emailed statement from the health authority says 675 cases are active as of Thursday (Dec. 24). This brings the total number of cases in the region to 3,510 since testing began. Two of the deaths are from Heritage Square in Vernon and one from West Kelowna’s Heritage Retirement Residence. Interior Health says it is seeing increased COVID-19 cases in the Revelstoke area. The total number of cases identified to date is 111. In an early Christmas Eve update, Interior Health (IH) is reporting 70 new cases of COVID-19 in the region since Wed. Dec. 23. Cases by Local Health Area RELATED: COVID-19 outbreak at Abbotsford poultry plant. VANCOUVER -- Interior Health has announced a cluster of COVID-19 cases at Big White. November 06, 2020. Health officials diagnosed another 673 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 across the province on Thursday. Interior Health (IH) is reporting 82 new cases of COVID-19 in the region, bringing the total number of cases to 2,502. — Interior Health is reporting 25 new cases of COVID-19 linked to a cluster at Big White ski resort where 136 people have tested positive so far. @newspaperphilLike us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said the B.C. Analysis As COVID-19 case numbers soar in B.C., so does the push for a mask mandate waits for little brother’s ashes that seem to be lost in transit, ‘Not as easy as it looks’: Small businesses share what it takes to move online, Kootenay-Columbia MP slams COVID-19 vaccination plan for federal inmates. Interior Health (IH) is reporting 290 new COVID-19 cases and four more deaths over the New Year’s long weekend. Village by the Station long-term care home in Penticton remains at four positive cases of coronavirus. Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox. Twenty-five people are in hospital and eight are in intensive care. Centre for Disease Control is refining its testing to prioritize the most likely symptoms of the novel coronavirus, including fever or chills, a cough, loss of sense or smell or taste. In cases where not everyone can be reached, we are posting below the locations and times of known possible exposures in our region. READ MORE: 49 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health, one additional death. Cases by Health Service Delivery Area (Updated weekly on Thursdays) Note - December 31, 2020: A data discrepancy has been identified in Northern Health case counts. Another 673 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in B.C. Interior Health declares community COVID-19 cluster at Big White with 60 cases so far The spike in cases at Big White has now officially been declared as a community cluster by Interior Health. The total of cases is now at 4,406. Currently, there are 822 active cases with those individuals in isolation. The total number of deaths is now at 35, with a new death at Oliver’s McKinney Place announced today (Jan. 7). Interior Health is still seeing an overall increase in confirmed coronavirus cases, but how big or small that rise is varies widely from area to area. Twelve Interior Health residents have contracted the virus as a result of an outbreak at a Teck mining operation near Elkford.

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