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Outbreak at West Kelowna's La Casa resort; 335 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry provides an update on COVID-19, Sept. 17, 2020, as health minister Adrian Dix looks on in the background.
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November 04, 2020 - 4:36 PM

B.C. health officials announced 335 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C. today, 15 of which were in the Interior Health region.

Fuelling numbers in the Interior is a new community outbreak at La Casa resort in West Kelowna. In total, seven people who attended a multi-household rental event between Oct. 23 and 26 have tested positive for COVID-19. Patients are self-isolating with support from Interior Health and we are directly contacting anyone who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Kelowna's Village at Mill Creek has also seen an outbreak

The total number of cases in B.C. has risen to 16,135 since the start of the pandemic, according to a joint statement issued today, Nov. 4, by provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Heath Minister Adrian Dix. Of those cases, 3,120 are active, while 7,133 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.

Hospitalizations sit at 92, with 25 of whom in intensive care. There was one new COVID-19 related death, for a total of 273 deaths in the province.

"While our experiences with COVID-19 may be unique, when it comes to how our province fares through this pandemic, we are all connected. Here in B.C., we have one COVID-19 curve because the risks are everywhere and no community or person is immune. The virus doesn't recognize community boundaries or regional borders," Dr. Bonnie Henry said in the statement.

"As we have seen before, a small cluster in one region can quickly become an outbreak in another. That is why provincewide orders are in place throughout B.C. and why we all need to use our layers of protection - all the time. When transmission increases in one area, we focus our public health efforts to contain the further spread and ask everyone to step up their own efforts and preventive actions at the same time."

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 5,097 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 9,439 in the Fraser Health region, 274 in the Island Health region, 803 in the Interior Health region, 432 in the Northern Health region and 90 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

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