Map from the BC CDC show the geographic breakdown of cases in the province. (BC CDC photo)

Map from the BC CDC show the geographic breakdown of cases in the province. (BC CDC photo)

One new reported COVID cases in Golden area; BC CDC

Case counts have stabilized in the Elk Valley

Only one new case of COVID -19 has been identified in the Golden area for the week of March 7-13.

It’s a decrease from the two cases reporter in the week prior.

The Golden area has not seen more than two cases since the week of Jan. 17-23, which saw eight new cases.

Case counts remain low in the Elk Valley, with only two cases in Winderemere (Invermere), one in each of Kimberley and Fernie and five in Cranbrook.

Revelstoke registered no new cases.

READ MORE: Two new cases of COVID-19 in Golden area

Across the province, the number of cases of Variants of Concern continue to rise, with improving testing meaning that data is only lagging a few days behind the originial positive result.

Dr. Bonnie Henry feels that variant spread is being controlled with existing public health measures for the time being.

Vaccine supply is holding steady as well, as vaccination is expected to ramp up, with the province hoping to have doled out the first dose of the vaccine to all who want it by July 1.

“It has been a long year for all of us. We can see that things will likely be very different by the fall. Our behavior will determine what happens over the next 2 months,” read the March 12 update from the Physicians of Golden.

“Over the last week case counts are going up again, despite optimism around vaccines. It is too soon to stop being careful, even if the restrictions on outdoor gatherings are loosening up. If we keep being cautious and using covid safety protocols the summer is looking good. If we get increasing spread and predominance of variants then summer will be another lockdown.

“The cases we see in Golden happen when people go elsewhere and bring the virus back, or we host others who bring us more than the pleasure of their company. Keep it local for just a little longer and we have a chance of a much more reasonable summer.”

Maps of new cases reported each week in each local health area can be found on the BC Centre for Disease Control website under BC COVID-19 data. Also available are graphs from the BCCDC Comparisons App showing how each health authority is doing in terms of positive test rates by month.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Interior Health nurses administer Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aids in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. (Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News)
69 new cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health

The total number of cases in the region is now at 9,840 since the pandemic began

Kelowna General Hospital (File photo)
Interior Health hospitals not strained by rising COVID case counts

While provincial hospitalizations rise, health care systems in the B.C. Interior remain robust, say officials

BC CDC data showing the geographic distribution of COVID cases in the province. (BC CDC photo)
One new case of COVID-19 in Golden

Cases continue to surge in surrounding areas

The Golden Golf Club will open for a new season on the links beginning April 24. (Claire Palmer photo)
Golden Golf club eyes April 24 start

The golf course is supporting local businesses with the driving range and mini-golf

An Interior Health nurse administers Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aids in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (Phil McLachlan/Kelowna Capital News)
105 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health

Just over 8,000 new vaccine doses administered in the region for a total of 158,000 to date

A woman wears a protective face covering to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as she walks past the emergency entrance of Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, April 9, 2021. COVID-19 cases have been on a steady increase in the province of British Columbia over the past week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Top doctor warns B.C.’s daily cases could reach 3,000 as COVID hospitalizations surge

There are more than 400 people in hospital, with 125 of them in ICU

The plane blasted through an airport fence and down a hill, before stopping before a cement barrier on Highway 5A, right in front of a school bus. Photo submitted.
Student pilot crashes plane onto Highway 5A in Princeton

Aircraft hit pavement right in front of school bus

Vernon Fire Rescue Services responded to a truck fire on Dallas Road in Vernon April 15, 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Vernon Morning Star)
WATCH: Vernon firefighters quick to douse fully involved truck fire

The fire was near multiple structures and spreading along the ground upon crews’ arrival

The father of Aaliyah Rosa planted a tree and laid a plaque in her memory in 2018. (Langley Advance Times files)
Final witness will extend Langley child murder trial into May or June

Lengthy trial began last autumn with COVID and other factors forcing it to take longer than expected

The corner of 96th Avenue and Glover Road in Fort Langley now has traffic signals, and new “touchless” signal activation buttons. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Busy Fort Langley intersection gets ‘touchless’ crosswalk signals

The new traffic light started operation in April

Fire crews tend to a collision that is causing severe traffic delays on the William R. Bennett bridge headed east into Kelowna. (Aaron Hemens - Kelowna Capital News)
7 vehicle collision on WR Bennett Bridge under investigation

The collision backed up traffic on the William R. Bennett bridge for much of the morning

Kelowna company celebrates milestone of producing 46 million masks in under a year.
46 million masks and counting: Kelowna company reaches 1 year milstone

In under a year, Breathe Manufacturing Ltd. in Kelowna has hit production of 46 million masks for front-line workers

The organizer of a Kelowna protest against COVID-19 restrictions was fined by the RCMP for the third time Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (File photo)
Kelowna RCMP investigating hit and run involving 11-year-old

Police said the boy suffered minor injuries

Most Read