Thirty-six people with COVID-19 remain in Interior Health hospitals

Six patients are in intensive care

While there have been 485 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. from Tuesday (Dec. 29) to Wednesday, 57 of those cases are in Interior Health, which now has recorded 3,806 cases.

There are 636 active cases in Interior Health, part of 7,551 across B.C., which is about 2,000 fewer than earlier this month.

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Of those 636 cases in the health region, 36 people are in hospital, of whom six are in intensive care.

There have been no deaths in Interior Health in the past 24 hours, with the total number of COVID-19-relate deaths remaining at 28.

There are a number of continuing outbreaks in Interior Health:

• Noric House long-term care in Vernon remains at six cases: five residents and one staff.

• Heritage Square long-term care in Vernon has 19 cases: 12 residents and seven staff.

• Heritage Retirement Residence in West Kelowna remains at 30 cases: 25 residents and five staff, with one death connected to the outbreak.

• Teck mining operations in the Elk Valley in the Kootenays remain at 16 IH cases linked to the outbreak.

• McKinney Place long-term care in Oliver remains at 75 cases: 54 residents and 21 staff, with 12 deaths connected to the outbreak.

• Village by the Station long-term care in Penticton remains at nine cases: five residents and four staff, with one death connected to the outbreak.

• Mountainview Village long-term care in Kelowna remains at 16 cases: eight residents and eight staff, with two deaths connected to the outbreak.

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