McKinney Place in Oliver has suffered a recent COVID outbreak resulting in three deaths. (File photo)

McKinney Place in Oliver has suffered a recent COVID outbreak resulting in three deaths. (File photo)

7 COVID-related deaths since start of year in South Okanagan long-term care facilities

Three deaths are due to an outbreak at McKinney Place in Oliver

There have been six deaths due to COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities in the South Okanagan since the start of 2022.

Three of the deaths occurred at Oliver’s McKinney Place, which had a total of 33 residents and nine staff test positive, according to information provided by Interior Health to Black Press Media.

Interior Health currently lists facilities with outbreaks of COVID on their website, however they are no longer proactively providing information regarding case numbers or deaths.

McKinney Place had one of the worst care facility outbreaks to start 2021 as well, when they had 78 total cases and 17 deaths.

READ MORE: Up to 8 care home outbreaks in South Okanagan

McKinney Place is not the only facility which has suffered a recent outbreak or death.

The Dr. Andrew Pavilion in Summerland currently has 12 residents with COVID and three staff cases and one death connected to the outbreak.

Mariposa Garden in Osoyoos had 14 residents with cases and 15 staff along with one death related to the outbreak.

Westview Place in Penticton currently has 19 residents and 14 staff with COVID and two deaths.

Other recent outbreaks include Trinity Care Centre — with eight resident cases — , Village by the Station — with seven resident and three staff cases — and the Hamlets in Penticton — which has 10 resident and three staff cases.

The Summerland Seniors Village outbreak, which has been declared over, had 14 residents with COVID and no deaths related to the outbreak.

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