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Two new COVID-19 cases recorded in Interior Health region

A drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Urgent and Primary Care Centre on Harvey Avenue in Kelowna is pictured in this April 27, 2020 file photo.
October 09, 2020 - 1:55 PM

There have now been 559 residents living in the Interior Health region who have tested positive with COVID-19.

That’s an increase of two today, Oct. 9, over yesterday, according to an Interior Health media release.

There are 18 active cases where people are in isolation with one person in hospital.

There are seven cases linked to the recent outbreak at Calvary Chapel in Kelowna.

READ MORE: Another case of COVID-19 related to Kelowna church outbreak

“The provincial health officer’s recent COVID-19 modelling shows B.C. is starting to bend the curve back down; however, now is a fragile time as we move into the fall,” Interior Health president and CEO Susan Brown said in the release. “As we approach another long weekend, our celebrations must look different this year and the best way to show thanks is through protecting the ones we love from COVID-19.

“If you do gather with others, keep your groups small, sit apart from one another, don’t share food or drinks, and absolutely stay home if you feel sick.”

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