Eleven people have tested positive for COVID-19 at Kelowna’s Sandalwood Retirement Resort, prompting Interior Health to declare an outbreak.
The health authority said one person has died from the virus.
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In total, 10 residents and one staff member tested positive for COVID-19, according to a news release.
Interior Health said contact tracing is underway and anyone in close contact with any of the individuals is being told to self-isolate and monitor for symptoms.
The health authority also said it’s carrying out additional testing.
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Interior Health said communicable disease specialists and a clinical operations team will monitor the situation at the independent living residence, which is operated by Regency Resorts.
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