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Number of COVID-19 cases grow in outbreaks at Kamloops hospital, Okanagan care homes

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February 03, 2021 - 2:00 PM

The number of COVID-19 cases at health care facilities in the Interior Health region has grown in recent days, although they've held steady at others.

The outbreak at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops has grown to 91 cases, including 32 patients and 59 staff members, Interior Health reported during a news briefing today, Feb. 3. That’s up from 76 cases on Sunday.

The outbreak at the Noric House long-term care home in Vernon has grown to 68 cases from 63 last week. That include 39 residents and 29 staff members. Nine people have died and there are 16 active cases.

The outbreak at Creekside long-term care in Vernon has grown to 40 from 37 cases last week. That includes 25 residents and 15 staff. There has been one death and eight cases are still active.

Heritage Square long-term care in Vernon remains at 68 cases.

There has been one more positive test at the Brocklehurst Gemstone long-term care home in Kamloops for a total of 17.

 Sunnybank in Oliver remains at 37 positive cases.

There continues to be 14 cases at Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake linked to the outbreak there.

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