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Another staff member tests positive for COVID-19 at Kelowna care facility

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December 04, 2020 - 4:30 PM

A total of four people have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Mountainview Village long-term care home in Kelowna.

That includes a third staff member, according to a news release from the Interior Health Authority. One resident has died since the outbreak was declared on Nov. 30.

READ MORE: Resident of Kelowna long term care home dies from COVID-19

A cluster of active cases in Revelstoke has grown to a total of 49 people. There are 23 people currently infected and 26 who have recovered. There were only three new cases since Monday, the release states.

"The smaller number of new cases this week is encouraging – a drop off like this is what we want to see after we have completed our initial investigation and have connected with those we have identified as close contacts to original cases,” Dr. Karin Goodison, medical health officer with Interior Health, said in the release.

“However, we do anticipate new cases for a week or two after a cluster is declared, so nobody should be letting down their guard in Revelstoke right now,” she said. “Interior Health continues to see a significant number of new cases every day and these are impacting rural communities as well as our larger centres.”

READ MORE: COVID-19 community cluster in Kootenays now contained

There have been 81 new cases in the region in the last 24 hours so there are now 633 active cases with 16 people in hospital, four of whom are in intensive care.

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