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Coronavirus: Deadly long-term care outbreak in South Okanagan to be reviewed – Okanagan

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A review into Interior Health’s largest and deadliest COVID-19 outbreak at a long-term care facility will be reviewed by public health officials. The outbreak at the McKinney Place care home in Oliver, B.C., was first declared on Dec. 6, when eight residents tested positive for the virus. That number …

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Coronavirus: Big White cluster grows another 28 cases – Okanagan

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The community cluster at Big White Ski Resort continues to grow, health officials announced on Tuesday afternoon. Interior Health said another 28 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been identified, pushing the cluster total to 203. The health agency said of the 28 new cases, 22 either reside or work …

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‘We have a responsibility’: Oliver, B.C., pastor issues emphatic plea to follow public health orders

Ken Clarke, a pastor at Valley Congregational Church in Oliver, said it is his personal conviction that one of the most loving, compassionate, and Christ-honoring actions we can take to protect one another is not to gather in large groups.

A religious leader in Oliver, B.C., said fear he’d lose his son to COVID-19 and the reality of the virus circulating in the community gave him unique insight into the peril caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Ken Clarke has been the pastor at the Valley Congregational Christian Church …

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Coronavirus: 2 more COVID-19 deaths, 86 new cases announced for Interior Health – Okanagan

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Two more deaths related to COVID-19, along with 86 new cases of coronavirus, were announced for the Interior Health region on Friday afternoon. Both deaths were in long-term care, said Interior Health, at Heritage Square in Vernon. Including Friday’s announcement, the region’s COVID-19 death total since the pandemic began …

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Coronavirus: First long-term care resident vaccinated in Interior Health region

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The first long-term care resident has been vaccinated for COVID-19 in Interior Health’s region at the Sunnybank Retirement Home in Oliver. This begins the rollout to other long-term care homes in the Interior Health region. ‘Betty’ was the first to receive the Pfizer Vaccine at the care home, as …

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Coronavirus: Interior Health officials announce 57 new cases – Okanagan

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Interior Health reported 57 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday afternoon. The new cases are above the daily case average of 47 that the health agency reported during a five-day span between Dec. 25 and 29. During that time period, Interior Health announced 239 cases and 10 deaths. Read …

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Oliver community shows health-care workers gratitude after third death at care home – Okanagan

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Two more residents have died from COVID-19 at the outbreak at McKinney Place, a long-term care home in Oliver, bringing the total number of deaths to three. Overnight, someone from the community posted a banner, outside of the long-term care home, thanking health-care workers at the facility. Interior Health …

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Coronavirus: Interior Health region reporting 60 new cases, two more COVID-19 related deaths – Okanagan

Coronavirus: Interior Health region reporting 60 new cases, two more COVID-19 related deaths - Okanagan

Sixty new cases of COVID-19 and two more virus-related deaths were announced by Interior Health officials on Friday. The regional health agency said both deaths happened at a long-term care home in the South Okanagan. Twelve days ago, eight residents of McKinney Place in Oliver had tested positive for …

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Interior Health confirms death of resident in Okanagan care home due to COVID-19 complications – Okanagan

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A resident at a long-term care home in Oliver, B.C., where more than 50 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed, died from COVID-19 complications over the weekend. Interior Health confirmed the death to Global News on Tuesday. IH would not release the person’s identity, but said a woman in …

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Coronavirus: Outbreak at Oliver, B.C., long-term care home continues to grow

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The novel coronavirus outbreak at McKinney Place, a long-term care facility in Oliver, B.C., has again expanded. “That brings the total to 27 residents and 14 staff that have tested positive, so that’s a total of 41 people,” Dr. Albert de Villiers, Interior Health’s chief medical health officer. “We’ve …

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