Positive COVID-19 cases follow end of winter operations

Nurses at the Sun Peaks Community Health Centre.

A “small number” of people in Sun Peaks have tested positive for COVID-19.

Dr. Shane Barlcay from the Sun Peaks Community Health Centre issued a statement about the cases on Friday, April 9.

“We have seen a small number of people test positive for COVID-19 in the past 48 hours,” the statement read.

According to Barclay’s statement, results for other individual’s COVID tests are still pending, meaning case numbers could grow over the weekend.

Anyone who is showing a symptom of COVID-19, such as cough, sore throat or fever, can drop into the Interior Health COVID testing site located in the Sun Peaks Centre between noon and 2 p.m. today, April 9, although the two-hour period is already fully booked.

April 9 will be the last day the Interior Health COVID testing site will be in operation in Sun Peaks.

According to a media relations officer with Interior Health, nurses have been testing in Sun Peaks for three days a week since Dec. 2020. Now, Interior Health is putting its resources to use for immunizations. If residents require a COVID-19 test and can’t get in today, Interior Health urges people to book a test in Kamloops.

This story will be updated as more information because available.

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