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13 active COVID-19 outbreaks reported in Interior care homes

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September 11, 2021 - 4:32 PM

There are 13 active COVID-19 outbreaks in care homes within the Interior Health region.

There is also 183 COVID-19 cases among staff and residents reported in the outbreaks, as of Sept. 10, according to the health authority.

Brookhaven Care Centre, in West Kelowna, has 17 cases among 10 residents and seven staff. Three deaths have been connected to the outbreak.

Cottonwoods Care Centre long-term care home, in Kelowna, has 29 cases, with 19 residents and 10 staff and six deaths connected to the outbreak.

David Lloyd Jones long-term care, in Kelowna, has 55 cases, affecting 41 residents and 14 staff, with seven deaths connected to the outbreak.

Village at Mill Creek assisted living/independent living in Kelowna has nine cases affecting five residents and four staff with one death connected to the outbreak.

Nicola Meadows assisted living/independent living in Merritt has seven cases among four residents and three staff, with one death connected to the outbreak.

Hardy View Lodge long-term care in Grand Forks has two cases, one resident and one staff.

Spring Valley Care Centre long-term care in Kelowna has 14 cases among 10 residents and four staff, with two deaths connected to the outbreak.

Sun Pointe Village assisted living/independent living in Kelowna has eight resident cases, with one death connected to the outbreak.

Rose Wood Village long-term care in Trail has two resident cases.

Kamloops Seniors Village long-term care has 15 cases with nine residents and six staff and one death connected to the outbreak.

Hillside Village long-term care in Salmon Arm has seven cases with three residents and four staff.

The Hamlets at Westsyde long-term care in Kamloops has five cases, with three residents and two staff.

Joseph Creek Village long-term care in Cranbrook has 13 cases, affecting eight residents and five staff.

READ MORE: Interior Health has lion’s share of new COVID-19 cases in B.C.

There were three COVID-related deaths in the Interior Health Authority as of Friday, Sept. 10, according to the Ministry of Health.

During the same time, 253 new cases were detected in Interior Health region, bringing the total number of active cases up to 1,828.

Across B.C. there were 820 new cases and nine deaths. Currently there are 5,850 active cases, and 165,027 patients who have recovered in the province. Among active cases, 281 are in hospital and 135 are in intensive care. The rest are recovering at home in self-isolation.

READ MORE: 9 more COVID deaths in B.C.; 820 new cases

Vaccination rates among eligible adults in B.C. are at 86.1% for their first dose and 78.9% for the second.

Between Aug. 26 and Sept. 8, 78.4% of cases came from people who are not fully vaccinated, who also accounted for 86.6% of hospitalizations. The Ministry of Health found the unvaccinated to be 35 times more likely to be hospitalized than the fully vaccinated.

In British Columbia, with more than 5 million residents, 7,583,999 doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines have been administered since September 2020.

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