COVID numbers relatively low in East Kootenay

BCCDC releases latest numbers

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) released the latest COVID case numbers for Local Health Areas on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. These numbers are for the week of October 24 to 30, 2021.

Cases in the East Kootenay region remain relatively low overall, with Kimberley up a bit from two to 10; Cranbrook down a bit from 30 to 23; Fernie changing very little from eight to seven cases; and Windermere moving from 10 to seven. Kimberley was the only East Kootenay LHA to increase case numbers.

Local governments continue to urge people to

 Wear a mask in all indoor public spaces

 Wash your hands often

 Stay home if you are sick and get tested

 and; get vaccinated

As for vaccination rates, Kimberley has 89 per cent of the population with one dose, and 84 per cent with two. Cranbrook has 84 per cent with one dose and 79 per cent with two. Fernie has 86 per cent with one dose and 80 per cent with two doses.

READ: B.C. reports 430 more COVID-19 cases, 6 more deaths


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