COVID-19 cases at Central Okanagan seniors facilities plateau as Interior Health numbers decline
The spread of COVID-19 at Central Okanagan care homes seems to have slowed significantly in the last week.
Since infections started to spike in the Kelowna area in August, there have been 142 cases related to COVID-19 outbreaks in seven seniors facilities and 20 related deaths. This is up from 139 cases and 19 deaths just a week ago, on Sept. 9.
Of the cases, 98 have been among residents and another 44 were among staff members. Now six care homes remain on outbreak status from the original seven.
Most affected by the outbreaks has been David Lloyd Jones long-term care in Kelowna, which has reported 55 cases among 41 residents and 14 staff. There were seven deaths connected to the outbreak.
Cottonwoods long term care was similarly hard hit, …
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