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21 COVID-19 cases reported in Vernon since the start of pandemic

B.C. health minister Adrian Dix.
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August 27, 2020 - 2:05 PM

B.C. health authorities have been tight lipped about where most of the province’s COVID-19 cases have been recorded.

That’s about to change.

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control plans to post “granular” data of where COVID-19 has hit throughout the province at 4 p.m. today, Aug. 27, including 21 positive cases recorded among Vernon residents, health minister Adrian Dix said during a Zoom meeting with the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce.

Up until this point, provincial heath officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has identified outbreaks in places like care homes, meat packing plants and prisons.

Henry, and Interior Health, have also talked about the number of people who tested positive after a series of parties in Kelowna in late June and early July.

Health regions throughout the province post lists of businesses where people may have been exposed to carriers of the virus, but the locations of the vast majority of the 5,304 case that have been recorded in B.C. up until yesterday have not been identified.

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control data page can be found here.

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