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Coronavirus: First Interior Health care home resident infected with COVID-19

Two cases of the novel coronavirus have been detected at the Mountainview Village care home in Kelowna, B.C., including one resident.

The unfortunate milestone marks the first time a senior living at a care home in the Interior Health region has come down with COVID-19.

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All other care home outbreaks in the B.C. Southern Interior have been linked to staff members.


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The Good Samaritan Society, which operates the care home, posted the update on its website Monday.

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As of Monday at noon, Interior Health had yet to comment on the outbreak.

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The facility includes 81 independent living apartments, 89 assisted living suites, and 90 complex care units.

A COVID-19 outbreak and related protocols also remain in effect at Orchard Manor in Kelowna, according to Interior Health’s website. 


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