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9 Kelowna flights report COVID-19 cases onboard

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August 21, 2021 - 10:59 AM

Within the last two weeks, nine planes landing and flying out of Kelowna have reported COVID-19 cases onboard, according to recent B.C. Centre for Disease control data.

The most recent flight that had an exposure was WestJet flight 188, Aug. 16 from Kelowna to Calgary, affecting rows 19 to 24.

Air Canada flight 1130 had an exposure when from Kelowna to Toronto, Aug. 16. The COVID-19 exposure affected rows 20 to 26.

The previous day, WestJet flight 3344 also had exposure Aug. 15, from Kelowna to Calgary, affecting rows 12 to 18.

WestJet flight 3343 had an exposure Aug. 10 from Calgary to Kelowna, affecting rows 16 to 20.

Air Canada flight 1130 had an exposure Aug. 8, when flying from Kelowna to Toronto. The seats affected were not reported.

Air Canada/Jazz flight 8407 also reported a COVID-19 case Aug. 8, from Calgary to Kelowna, affecting rows one through four.

Pacific Coastal Airlines flight 1532 reported a COVID-19 exposure Aug. 8 from Kelowna to Victoria. The seats affected were also not reported.

WestJet flight 187, Aug. 8 had an exposure when flying from Calgary to Kelowna, affecting rows 19 to 24.

Air Canada flight 1130,  Aug 7, from Kelowna to Toronto also had an exposure but the seat numbers were not reported.

Passengers on a domestic flight with a COVID-19 case should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.

Yesterday, Aug. 20, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said 274 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the Interior Health Authority and 663 cases were reported in B.C. within the previous 24 hours.

New mask mandates and limits on social gatherings and high intensity fitness classes are now in effect for the Interior Health region, which has the highest number of new cases compared to other health authorities in B.C.

READ MORE: COVID restrictions expanded throughout Interior Health region

 


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