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Three more cases of COVID-19 in Kelowna schools

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November 10, 2020 - 7:41 AM

Three people have tested positive for COVID-19 in three different elementary schools in Kelowna.

The cases are in North Glenmore, South Kelowna and Ecole Casorso elementary schools, according to news releases issued by Central Okanagan Public Schools yesterday, Nov. 9.

In each case the releases refer to a single member of each school community who is now self-isolating at home.

The releases do not say whether the cases are amongst students or staff.

The École de l'Anse-au-sable elementary school had its first case reported on Oct. 20. The next day, with three cases, it was declared as being the first school in B.C. to have an outbreak declared.

It’s part of the Conseil Scholaire Francophone provincewide school district for French language schools which closed the school from Oct. 23 to Nov. 4 after the case count climbed to 11 and there were not enough staff available to safely operate the school.

READ MORE: Kelowna school now closed due to COVID-19

Since then, St. Joseph Elementary School, part of the Catholic school system, reported one case.

Single cases have now been reported in eight schools that are part of the Central Okanagan Public School system (School District 23) plus four cases at Kelowna Secondary School.

READ MORE: More COVID-19 cases identified at Kelowna schools

Along with the three reported today, there have been single cases reported at Rose Valley and Springvalley elementary schools, Ecole Rose Valley and Ecole Dr. Knox middle schools along with Okanagan Mission Secondary School.

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