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Boundary COVID cases rise to 7

The number of new COVID-19 cases in the Boundary has risen after several weeks of declining or sitting at zero, according to data from the BC Centre for Disease Control.

There were five new cases in Grand Forks between April 24 and 30, up from two the week before, and one in Kettle Valley, up from zero.

West Kootenay cases were also up, standing at 41 compared to 34 the week before. Nelson continued to have the most at 18, which was up from a dozen. Creston had 12, twice as many as the previous week.

All other communities declined or held about steady: Trail had eight (down from nine), Castlegar three (down from six), Arrow Lakes zero (down from one), and Kootenay Lake zero (unchanged).

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