90 coronavirus cases now linked to 'Kelowna cluster': IH

Kelowna cluster grows to 90

The total number of coronavirus cases linked to the “Kelowna cluster” has now grown to 90, according to Interior Health. 

Seventy-eight of those positive cases are from residents of the Interior Health region, with the other twelve coming from other jurisdictions — five at Vancouver Coastal and seven at Fraser Health.

Contact tracers continue to investigate recent cases of COVID-19 to determine if they are linked to the cluster, which was spawned by a group of private parties and events over the Canada Day weekend. 

On Monday, the BC government announced 34 new COVID-19 cases in the Interior Health region over the past three days, making up four-in-ten of the 81 B.C.-wide cases confirmed during the time frame. 

Interior Health says it is reporting no new cases at Kelowna General Hospital, where eight healthcare workers have tested positive, and no new cases at a cherry farm outbreak in Oliver.


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