Coronavirus outbreak declared at Canim Lake, First Nations community issues lockdown –

Interior Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak in the small First Nations community of Canim Lake in the South Cariboo region of B.C.’s Interior.

The health authority said it’s identified 32 cases of COVID-19 among people who live in the area.

Health officials said the virus is spreading rapidly in the small community and additional resources are being brought there.

“Interior Health is overseeing COVID-19 outreach testing, contact tracing, transportation, and isolation for affected individuals with support from local community health services,” IH said in a statement.

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