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New Boundary COVID cases holding steady

The number of new COVID-19 cases in the Boundary was unchanged from Feb. 13-19 according to the latest figures from the BC Centre for Disease Control.

The figures are believed to be an underestimation because not everyone is able to get tested, but they show that at a minimum, there were 12 new cases in Grand Forks (down from 14 the previous week) and four new cases in Kettle Valley (up from two) for a total of 16 (the same as before).

In the West Kootenay, there were a minimum of 151 new cases, compared to 281 the previous week. All but one sub-region showed a decline.

Nelson still had the most new cases, with 60 (down from 99 the week before), Trail had 44 (down from 84), Castlegar 23 (down from 54), Creston 16 (down from 34), Arrow Lakes six (up from two), and Kootenay Lake two (down from eight).

Since the pandemic began, there have been a minimum of 4,869 cases in the region, led by Nelson with 1,778 and followed by Trail with 1,270, Castlegar 671, Creston 641, Grand Forks 444, Kettle Valley 223, Arrow Lakes 168, and Kootenay Lake 74.

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