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COVID-19 claims another life at McKinney Place care home in Oliver

Another death was recorded at Oliver's Mckinney Place long-term care facility today, bringing the COVID-19 death toll there to 14.
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January 07, 2021 - 5:18 PM

Oliver’s McKinney Place long-term care home recorded another COVID-19 related death today.

Interior Health said the beleaguered care home now has 77 positive cases of the virus, between 54 residents and 23 staff. Today’s death brings the total number of COVID-19 victims in the facility to 14.

"It is important for us to remember that each death impacts families, friends and entire communities. With increased COVID-19 activity throughout Interior Health, it remains critically important for all of us to follow public health orders and guidance to protect ourselves and those we love,” Interior Health CEO Susan Brown said today, Jan. 7.

Interior Health reported 96 new COVID-19 cases overnight, bringing the total to 4,406 in the region.

Thirty-three people are in hospital with eight in intensive care.

The region has recorded 35 deaths so far during the pandemic.

An update on local care homes in the Interior Health region includes:

  • Sunnybank long-term care home in Oliver has six cases, two residents and four staff
  • Creekside Landing long-term in Vernon has 13 cases, 10 residents and three staff.
  • Noric House long-term care home in Vernon has 20 cases, 18 residents and two staff.
  • Heritage Square long-term care home in West Kelowna has 42 cases, 37 residents and five staff with one death connected to the current outbreak.
  • Village by the Station long-term care facility in Penticton has nine cases, five residents and four staff, with one death.
  • Mountainview Village long-term care facility in Kelowna has 16 cases, eight residents and eight staff, with two deaths.

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