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Browns Socialhouse in Kelowna possible COVID-19 exposure site

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July 23, 2020 - 8:12 AM

Interior Health is asking anyone who visited Browns Socialhouse in Kelowna on July 13 or from July 16 to 19 to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.

Browns Socialhouse, 100-1544 Harvey Ave, is the fifth Kelowna business identified as a place where people may gave been exposed to the virus following a series of private parties and gatherings in the city around Canada Day. Cactus Club, Pace Spin Studio, Discovery Bay Resort and Boyce Gyro Beach Lodge were identified earlier this month.

Anyone showing symptoms should get tested by calling their primary care giver or the closest Interior Health testing centre, a list of which is available at this Interior Health web page.

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There are now 78 B.C. residents who have tested positive who are linked to the community exposure in Kelowna, 66 of whom are in the Interior Health region. The others are in the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health regions.

Interior Health also announced there has been a seventh Kelowna General Hospital employee who has tested positive to COVID-19, along with the six announced earlier.

“Like the initial cases, this is a community case and not acquired in hospital,” the news release states. “No patients have been impacted and the risk to patients and staff at the hospital remains low.”

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Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing or the loss of the sense of taste or small.

“Other milder symptoms may include: runny nose, fatigue, body aches (muscles and joints aching), diarrhea, headache, sore throat, vomiting and red eyes,” the news release states.

More information on the Kelowna exposure is available here.

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