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Cranbrook, Trail post high COVID-19 numbers in Kootenay/Boundary region

Lone Sheep Publishing
By Lone Sheep Publishing
October 7th, 2021

Cranbrook and Trail posted the highest cases in the Kootenay/Boundary region during the seven-day period between September 26 to October 2 according to the Geographic Distribution of COVID-19 cases by Local Health Area of Case Residence map onthe BC Centre of Disease Control website.

The map shows Cranbrook with 90 cases while Trail reported 74. Cranbrook and Trail reported 65 and 79, respectively, the previous week.

Other Kootenay cities had Nelson reporting 31 COVID-19 cases — and increase from 21 the week before — while the Creston, in the East Kootenay, and Kettle Valley, in the Boundary area each had 20, while Fernie registered 16.

Arrow Lakes region reported 14 COVID-19 cases, while Castlegar had 11, Golden eight, Kimberley seven and Windermere four.

Kamloops with 226 cases, has the highest total in the Interior Health region with Central Okanagan (Kelowna area) reporting 223, Vernon 64 and Salmon Arm 60.

Wednesday, the Ministry of Health reported that B.C. had 752 new cases of COVID-19, including two epi-linked cases, for a total of 191,124 cases in the province.

The Ministry said there are 5,945 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and 182,786 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 350 individuals are in hospital and 136 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

The Interior Health region reported 164 new COVID-19 cases for a total active case count of 1,142.

Note: Intensive care numbers are a subset of the total in hospital. They are not in addition to the number of people in hospital.

The new/active cases include:

  • 297 new cases in Fraser Health — Total active cases: 2,349
  • 85 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health —  Total active cases: 824
  • 130 new cases in Northern Health — Total active cases: 829
  • 76 new cases in Island Health — Total active cases: 743
  • No new cases of people who reside outside of Canada — Total active cases: 58

In the past 24 hours, nine new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 1,992.

The new deaths include:

  • Fraser Health: five
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: three
  • Island Health: one

There has been one new health-care facility outbreak at Mission Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health).

The outbreaks at The Hamlets at Westsyde (Interior Health) and Louis Brier Home and Hospital (Vancouver Coastal Health) have been declared over, for a total of 18 active outbreaks, including:

Long-term care:

  • Willingdon Care Centre, Westminster House, The Residence in Mission, Magnolia Gardens, Manoah Manor and Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre (Fraser Health);
  • Cottonwoods Care Centre, Joseph Creek Care Village, Overlander, Village by the Station (Interior Health);
  • Wrinch Memorial Hospital, Jubilee Lodge (Northern Health); and
  • Victoria Chinatown Care Centre (Island Health).

Acute care:

  • Mission Memorial Hospital (Fraser Health);
  • University Hospital of Northern BC (Northern Health); and
  • Royal Inland Hospital (Interior Health).

Assisted or independent living:

  • Sunset Manor (Fraser Health); and
  • Cooper Place (Vancouver Coastal Health).

From Sept. 28-Oct. 4, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 70.2% of cases and from Sept. 21-Oct. 4, they accounted for 77.6% of hospitalizations.

Past week cases (Sept. 28-Oct. 4) – Total 4,894

  • Not vaccinated: 3,117 (63.7%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 316 (6.5%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,461 (29.9%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Sept. 21-Oct. 4) – Total 420

  • Not vaccinated: 291 (69.3%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 35 (8.3%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 94 (22.4%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Sept. 28-Oct. 4)

  • Not vaccinated: 296.8
  • Partially vaccinated: 89.0
  • Fully vaccinated: 35.5

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Sept. 21-Oct. 4)

  • Not vaccinated: 44.0
  • Partially vaccinated: 16.3
  • Fully vaccinated: 2.1

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 7,908,832 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

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