COVID Case Reported at Nelson Youth Centre, Regional Numbers Climb
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The COVID-19 infection rate in BC has leaped to 536, a figure not seen since mid-May.
Of the new cases, 258 are listed for Interior Health.
The Ministry of Health says more than half of the over 3500 active cases BC-wide are within the Interior Health Authority, and new health restrictions are still in place for the Central Okanagan region.
The latest local COVID-19 numbers are also out from the BC Centre for Disease Control, spanning between August 1st and August 7th.
Seventy-four new cases are listed for Nelson, 30 for Castlegar, 17 for Creston, 11 for Arrow Lakes, 10 for Trail and four in Grand Forks.
A COVID-19 outbreak remains at Nelson's Jubilee Manor with one resident and three staff infected, as well as one death in relation to the outbreak.
The City of Nelson says a positive case has been reported at the Nelson and District Youth Centre as someone who tested positive attended a day camp on Friday, August 6th.
Families potentially exposed have been contacted by Youth Centre management and the facility has since undergone extensive cleaning.