Once again, Castlegar has made it another week without a positive COVID-19 case diagnosed in the city — making it nine weeks since the last test-positive case.
The latest data released by the BC Centre for Disease Control shows that for the week of Feb. 28 – March 6 there were no new cases. It also shows there were no new cases in Grand Forks. However, there was one new case in both Trail and Nelson and three in Creston.
For the week of March 5 – 11 there were three cases diagnosed in the Kootenay Boundary health service area, bringing the total cases since Jan. 1, 2020 to 215.
Once again, the Kootenay Boundary health service area had the lowest number of new cases in the province for the week. The second lowest was the East Kootenay at 7.
The cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases from January 2020 through February 2021 for Castlegar was 19, Nelson/Salmo had 72 and Trail had 21.
The Kootenay Boundary region continues to have one of the lowest COVID-19 positive rates in the province.
Editor’s note: The BCCDC updates cumulative health service area (Kootenay Boundary region) figures monthly and local health area (city) numbers weekly, but one week behind.