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COVID-19 deaths within Interior Health increase by 4 overnight

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January 13, 2021 - 4:33 PM

The COVID-19 death toll within Interior Health is now at 44.

Interior Health is reporting today, Jan. 13, there have been four more care home deaths overnight, with one at Sunnybank in Oliver, one at Creekside Landing in Vernon and two more at McKinney Place in Oliver.

"We continue to see COVID-19 activity in many areas of the southern Interior, so please remain vigilant in following the COVID-19 precautions: keep to your household bubble, stay home when you are sick, practise physical distancing, wear a mask, and wash your hands often," Interior Health president and CEO Susan Brown said in the release.

In Oliver, Sunnybank long-term care in Oliver has 25 cases, 18 residents and seven staff, with one death connected to this outbreak, while McKinney Place long-term care has 78 cases; 55 residents and 23 staff, with 17 deaths to date.

Village by the Station long-term care in Penticton has 10 cases, five among residents and five staff, with one death connected to this outbreak.

In Vernon, Creekside Landing long-term care has 16 cases, comprised of 11 residents and five staff, with one death. There's also Noric House which has 37 cases, consisting of 24 residents and 13 staff. Heritage Square long-term care has 52 cases; 40 cases among residents and 12 staff, with five deaths.

In West Kelowna, Heritage Retirement Residence has 45 cases comprised of 40 residents and five staff. Two deaths are connected to this outbreak.

In Kelowna, Mountainview Village long-term care has 16 cases: eight residents and eight staff. There have been two deaths connected to this outbreak.

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