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Interior Health COVID-19 update

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
August 12th, 2020

Recent testing of individuals has allowed Interior Health (IH) to identify an additional date for people who may have been at the Cactus Club on Water Street and potentially exposed to COVID-19 Interior Health said in a media release Tuesday.

Interior Health said individuals who were at the bar of the Cactus Club, #1-1370 Water St., between 5 p.m. and midnight on Saturday, August 8 are asked to self-monitor themselves closely for symptoms of COVID-19 and to get tested if they begin to exhibit symptoms.

Public health contact tracing is under way, and where possible, IH is reaching out directly to individuals who have been exposed.

Individuals seeking a test should call their primary care provider (family physician or nurse practitioner) or the closest Interior Health community testing and assessment centre.

COVID-19 testing

Testing is recommended for anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, including:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Other milder symptoms may include: runny nose, fatigue, body aches (muscles and joints aching), diarrhea, headache, sore throat, vomiting and red eyes.

IH reminds everyone of the importance of following COVID-19 precautions:

  • Stay home and avoid travel if you have symptoms, even mild ones.
  • Maintain physical distancing (two metres apart) and use masks when distancing is not possible.
  • Wash your hands regularly and do not touch your face.
  • Do not plan or attend gatherings of more than 50 people. Limit gatherings to out of doors whenever possible.

Kelowna community cases

  • Within Interior Health, there are now 161 cases linked to Kelowna since June 26. Twelve cases of 161 are active and under isolation.

UPDATE on IH numbers:

  • Two additional COVID-19 cases were reported in IH today, bringing the total numbers of cases in IH to 393 since the start of the pandemic.
  • Fourteen cases are active and on isolation.
  • One person is in hospital. No one is in ICU with COVID-19.
  • Within IH, there are 161 cases linked to Kelowna since June 26.. Twelve are active and in isolation.

UPDATE Re: Krazy Cherry outbreak:

Interior Health is pleased to announce the outbreak at Krazy Cherry Fruit Co. in Oliver has been declared over. There was a total of four confirmed cases who have now recovered and the quarantine order is rescinded.

Provincial COVID-19 Update:

The province announced there were 46 new cases, for a total of 4,111 cases in British Columbia.

There are 472 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 3,444 people who tested positive have recovered.

Currently, eight people are hospitalized with COVID-19, five of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 1,232 cases of COVID-19 in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 2,167 in the Fraser Health region, 148 in the Island Health region, 393 in the Interior Health region, 100 in the Northern Health region and 71 cases of people who reside outside of Canada.

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