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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Kelowna General Hospital

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Interior Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Kelowna General Hospital.

The outbreak is restricted to unit 3E, according to Interior Health, and was declared on Friday, May 13.

It's the most recent out of seven ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks at Interior Health facilities.

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Throughout the region, all six other outbreaks are at long-term care and assisted living facilities in Kelowna, Penticton, Kamloops, Vernon and Williams Lake.

The longest lasting outbreak is at The Hamlets at Westsyde long-term care facility in Kamloops, which was declared on April 7.

None of the ongoing outbreaks list just how many cases have been confirmed within the facilities, nor how many people have been hospitalized or have died.

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