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Another death reported at South Okanagan long-term care home

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December 23, 2020 - 4:52 PM

The death toll from a deadly COVID-19 outbreak in a South Okanagan long-term care home grew today.

Interior Health said a new death at Oliver’s McKinney Place long-term care home brings the total number of deaths to eight since an outbreak began, Dec. 6.

As of this afternoon, 54 residents and 21 staff have reported positive to COVID-19 at the care facility, according to an Interior Health media release.

"Despite hope on the horizon in the fight against COVID-19, the terrible impacts of this pandemic continue to affect people throughout the Interior," Interior Health president and CEO Susan Brown said in the release. "Sadly today we report another COVID-19 related death at McKinney Place long-term care in Oliver; the eighteenth Interior Health death since the start of this challenging pandemic. Our condolences go out to the loved ones and caregivers of the latest person to succumb to COVID-19 in the Interior.” 

In Penticton, an outbreak at Village by the Station long-term care home eight cases, four residents and four staff. The care home had four cases on Dec. 21.

The number of cases in the outbreak at Mountainview Village long-term care home in Kelowna remains at 14 in total, between seven residents and seven staff.

The Heritage Retirement Residence in West Kelowna is reporting 11 cases today, with six residents and five staff affected.

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