For the second week in a row, there were no new COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Castlegar.
The latest data released by the BC Centre for Disease Control shows that for the week of Jan. 10-16 there were no new cases in town. It also shows there were new cases in Trail and only two in Nelson/Salmo.
The week of Jan. 3-9 there was only one new case in Trail and 10 in Nelson/Salmo.
The BCCDC has begun to report more localized COVID-19 numbers in recent weeks, although there is a delay in when they are released. Castlegar News will be reporting updated numbers once a week.
The cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases from January through December 2020 for Castlegar was 18, Nelson/Salmo had 53 and Trail had 16.
The Kootenay Boundary health service area saw seven new cases for the week of Jan. 8-14, 2021 bringing the total cases since Jan. 1, 2020 to 187.
The Kootenay Boundary region has one of the lowest COVID-19 positive rates in the province.