Two new outbreaks declared in Interior Health region as B.C. reports 335 new cases

In West Kelowna, there has been an outbreak at the La Casa resort. That outbreak currently has seven cases — the result of what Interior Health calls a "multi-household rental event" held between Oct. 23 and Oct. 26.

B.C. health officials have reported 335 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death attributed to the disease over the past 24 hours.

The province has also announced two new outbreaks in the Interior Health region, as well as two new outbreaks at long-term care homes in the Lower Mainland.

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The Interior Health region has seen 15 new cases over the past 24 hours and now has 102 active cases in the region.

The two new outbreaks are in Kelowna and West Kelowna.

In Kelowna, the Village at Mill Creek long-term care home has seen two staff members infected.

The facility has 96 publicly funded long-term care beds and is owned and operated by Baptist Housing Enhanced Living Communities.

In West Kelowna, there has been an outbreak at the La Casa resort. That outbreak currently has seven cases — the result of what Interior Health calls a "multi-household rental event" held between Oct. 23 and Oct. 26.

The province now has 3,120 active cases, with another 7,133 people under active public health monitoring due to exposure to confirmed cases. Both figures are the highest they have been to date.

In hospital, there are 92 people, with 25 of those patients in critical care.

To date, there have been 5,097 cases in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 9,439 in Fraser Health, 274 in Vancouver Island Health, 803 in Interior Health, 432 in Northern Health and 90 among those who reside outside Canada.

A total of 273 people have now died due to COVID-19, while 12,659 of B.C.'s 16,135 confirmed cases have recovered.

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