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COVID-19 outbreak at third Vernon care home

Noric House, Hamlets and Heritage Square health facilities have cases

Vernon’s Noric House is the latest facility with a COVID-19 outbreak.

The McAlpine Wing is affected at the long-term care building, as declared by Interior Health Jan. 23.

Noric is the third facility in Vernon with an outbreak, joining the Hamlets and Heritage Square.

There was an outbreak reported at Armstrong’s Pleasant Valley Manor, but it was not in fact COVID-19. The Armstrong outbreak was actually a gastrointestinal illness (GI) outbreak, which was declared Jan. 19 and over on Jan. 25.

IH recorded 1,251 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, the second highest in B.C.

The Fraser Health region had the highest number of cases with 1,702.

Total active cases in IH are 7,021.. Fraser Health as 14,431 and Vancouver Coastal Health has 7,256.

There were 24 new deaths over the weekend, one in IH, for a total of 2,553.

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