After nine weeks without a positive COVID-19 case diagnosed in Castlegar, one case showed up during the week of March 7 – 13.
The latest data released by the BC Centre for Disease Control also shows that for the same week there were two new cases in Nelson, but no new cases in Trail, Grand Forks or Creston.
For the period of March 5 – 11 there were three cases diagnosed in the Kootenay Boundary health service area. For the period of March 12 – 18, there were five new cases, bringing the total cases since Jan. 1, 2020 to 221.
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 9.
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.