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COVID-19 community cluster in Kootenays now contained

December 04, 2020 - 4:23 PM

Interior Health has reported the COVID-19 community cluster in the Salmo area is now contained. 

A total of 25 COVID-19 cases were connected to the cluster in the Salmo region extending south from Nelson, according to an Interior Health Authority media release.

All cases associated with the cluster have now recovered, and contacts of each confirmed case were identified and received direction from public health.

The majority of the cluster cases were linked to several social events that occurred in Salmo at the end of October and early November.

“Containing this cluster demonstrates the effectiveness of our investigations and contact tracing whether it relates to a single case or a cluster of cases," medical health officer Dr. Karin Goodison said in a release. "Our medical health officers, epidemiology team, communicable disease unit, and public health staff remain dedicated to reducing COVID-19 exposures in all our communities.”

No school exposures were identified in Salmo.

Interior Health urges residents in Salmo and other rural communities not to let their guard down and remain vigilant in following COVID-19 precautions and current public health orders

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