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Outbreak numbers remain unchanged at Keremeos care home

Only one resident and one staff have tested positive for COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak at a Keremeos long-term care home remains unchanged.

As of Monday, Interior Health reported that one staff member and one resident at Orchard Haven tested positive for COVID-19.

Interior Health declared the outbreak on Saturday, April 24, with the one staff member and one resident.

According to the BC Centre for Disease Control, there are 41 residents at the facility, with 35 having received at least one vaccine dose as of February 15.

In the Interior Health region, 236,660 first doses have been administered, with 13,139 individuals having received their second dose.

In Kelowna, two long care homes are experiencing much larger outbreaks. As of Monday, Cottonwoods Care Centre long-term care in Kelowna has 29 cases: 26 residents and three staff, with two deaths connected to the outbreak.

Sandalwood Retirement Resort independent living in Kelowna has 25 cases: 24 residents and one staff, with one death connected to the outbreak.

READ MORE: Keremeos’s Orchard Haven has outbreak

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