These numbers reflect new cases by local health area in the period July 11-17. Map: BC Centre for Disease Control. <ins>To enlarge, click the map in the story below.</ins>

These numbers reflect new cases by local health area in the period July 11-17. Map: BC Centre for Disease Control. To enlarge, click the map in the story below.

Nelson and Castlegar COVID-19 numbers increase

28 new cases in West Kootenay July 11-17

Nelson and Castlegar both saw increases in the number of new COVID-19 cases during the period July 11-17.

BC Centre for Disease Control’s weekly update on Wednesday shows there were 10 new cases in Nelson compared with three in the July 4-10 period. Castlegar saw nine new cases, up from three the previous week.

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In Grand Forks there were four new cases, down from 21 the previous week. Trail saw three cases, the same as in the previous week.

There were no new cases in Creston, Kootenay Lake and Arrow Lakes.

In total, during the July 11-17 period, there were 28 new cases of COVID-19 in the West Kootenay and 29 in the period July 4-10. The difference is the significant drop in the number of new cases in Grand Forks, and increases in Nelson and Castlegar.

These numbers reflect new cases by local health area in the period July 11-17. Map: BC Centre for Disease Control.

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