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Penticton Indian Band COVID-19 cases grow to 10

The Penticton Indian Band is reporting 10 cases of COVID-19 after an initial case was discovered earlier this week.

The Penticton Indian Band is dealing with increased COVID-19 cases following the discovery of a COVID-19 positive case in the community earlier this week.

Contact tracing has revealed 10 further infections, the band was told in a notice issued to the community this afternoon, April 29.

PIB Health is monitoring the situation and reaching out to all those identified in the contact tracing list.

Thirty-two individual tests were completed April 27 and another 37 tests completed April 28 as contract tracing continues.

The band is advising anyone with concerns or who develops cold or flu symptoms to get a COVID-19 test immediately.

“If you have been part of any gatherings within the last 10 days without following the COVID-19 protocols, it is important to protect those around you by following self-isolation guidelines for 14 days from the date of the gathering. Please write down all the people you have been in close, direct contact with since that day to ensure fast and accurate contact tracing in the event you test positive,” the Penticton Indian Band Health Department said in a notice issued on April 27.

The notice also applies to those already vaccinated.

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