New cases of COVID-19 in BC during the week of Aug. 8 to 14. Map: BC Centre for Disease Control

2 new COVID-19 cases in Kettle Valley Aug. 8-14

Only five cases total within the last six weeks.

There were two new COVID-19 infections in the Kettle Valley health area between Aug. 8 and 14, according to new statistics from the BC Centre for Disease Control.

That was up from zero the previous two weeks. The area has had a total of 78 cases since the pandemic began, but only five within the last six weeks.

The Grand Forks area saw 10 new cases in the same period, compared to four the previous week and zero the week before that. The number of new cases had eased after hitting 21 between July 4 and 10.

The area has had a total of 95 cases, with 42 per cent of them within the last six weeks.

There were increases in all other communities in the West Kootenay/Boundary as well except the Arrow Lakes, which had seven new cases, down from 11 the previous week.

The Nelson local health area, which includes Salmo and part of the Slocan Valley, had 117 new infections, a 58 per cent increase over the previous week and a 200 per cent increase over the week before that.

Castlegar had 34 cases, up from 30; Creston had 49 cases, up from 17; Trail 21, up from 10; and Kootenay Lake three, up from none.

 

New cases of COVID-19 in southeastern BC during the week of Aug. 8 to 14. Map: BC Centre for Disease Control

New cases of COVID-19 in southeastern BC during the week of Aug. 8 to 14. Map: BC Centre for Disease Control