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2nd COVID-19 death at Cottonwoods care home in Kelowna

FILE PHOTO - Cottonwoods Care Centre in Kelowna is pictured in this undated file photo.
April 23, 2021 - 5:15 PM

A second death has been recorded in a COVID-19 outbreak at Cottonwoods Care Centre in Kelowna.

The death was announced today, April 23, by Interior Health, the same day another outbreak and one death was announced at the Sandlewood Retirement Resort in Kelowna.

READ MORE: COVID-19 outbreak reported at Kelowna retirement home, one death linked

The Cottonwoods outbreak was announced on March 7, after most residents had been vaccinated, some with second doses. But, at that time, only 65 per cent of the staff had been vaccinated.

READ MORE: Staff buy in on immunization at Kelowna's Cottonwoods care home expected to improve

There have now been a total of 29 cases at Cottonwoods, including 26 residents and three staff members.

The first death of a patient at Cottonwoods was announced April 7.

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