COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Six additional COVID-19 cases overnight in Interior Health region

The total number of cases within the region is now at 486

Interior Health (IH) reported an additional six new cases of COVID-19 within the region on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

This brings the number of cases within IH to 485, from the start of the pandemic until now.

IH said there are 23 active cases and in isolation, with one person currently in hospital.

The health authority also added no IH resident is associated with the Teck Coal Mines outbreak, declared on Thursday, Aug. 27.

B.C. reported 122 new cases, with 1,614 active cases. 60 of those cases are hospitalized and 23 are in ICU.

Province-wide there are no new deaths due to the virus, with the death toll remaining at 219.

Provincial health minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry continue to urge residents to keep social circles small so as to minimize the risk of exposure.

READ: B.C. reports 122 new COVID-19 cases as health officials urge smaller social circles


Twila Amato
Video journalist, Black Press Okanagan
Email me at twila.amato@blackpress.ca
Follow me on Twitter

Coronavirus

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Playground reopens at Vernon’s Polson Park

No more standing water, park reopens just in time for summer’s end

New group home for Vernon

Howard House to be replaced by new development

Stolen vehicle recovered from site of Vernon manhunt for wanted man

Police return to Brooks Lane in response to reports of suspicious vehicle

Kelowna Liberal MLAs respond to ‘opportunistic’ snap election call

‘We have a fixed election date for a reason: so politicians like Mr. Horgan can’t try to arrange election dates when it suits political parties’

Kelowna filmmaker launches fundraiser for ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ fan movie

Donations will go towards the production of ‘The Sawyer Massacre’

COVID-19: 4 more deaths, 366 new cases in B.C. since Friday

A total of 8,208 people in B.C. have tested positive for COVID-19 since January

16 COVID-19 cases reported in Interior Health region

One person is in hospital and 34 people are isolating

Group wants Parliament, courts to hold social media to same standard as publishers

Daniel Bernhard made the comments shortly after Friends of Canadian Broadcasting released a research paper

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Truck, Shuswap police vehicle collide during arrest of wanted man

Emergency response team and helicopter called out to assist in Chase area arrest

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Shuswap search and rescue crew respond to dirt biker injured on Mount Ida

North Vancouver man transported to hospital for treatment of injuries

Popular South Okanagan cafe shuts its doors

Saint Germaine Cafe and Gallery served its last latte Sept. 19

Kelowna woman to run from Vernon to Penticton for mental health awareness

Melissa Gosse’s 100-kilometre ultramarathon will raise funds for Canadian Mental Health Association

Most Read