eight COVID-positive individuals attended occasions, companies in Kelowna, well being officers say

Well being officers have issued a public warning about potential COVID-19 publicity in Kelowna after a number of individuals carrying the virus frolicked within the metropolis’s downtown and waterfront areas.

Inside Well being mentioned eight COVID-19 carriers have been out and about at non-public gatherings, bars, eating places and different companies in these neighbourhoods between June 25 and July 6.


Contact-tracing is presently underway, however the well being authority mentioned individuals who may need been uncovered to the virus ought to look ahead to signs within the meantime.

“Given the variety of circumstances and potential places concerned, we’re urging anybody who participated in occasions over these dates to watch carefully for signs,” Inside Well being mentioned in an advisory.

Officers haven’t launched a listing of occasions or companies the place the exposures may need taken place, however mentioned bigger occasions on Canada Day and the vacation weekend are “of particular concern.”


The well being authority advised CTV Information its investigation remains to be underway, and that it’s working immediately with the companies which have been recognized as potential publicity factors.

Six of the eight COVID-positive individuals recognized stay exterior the Inside Well being area, officers mentioned. Investigators are nonetheless working to find out how they initially got here into contact with the virus.