Interior Health is asking those who were at Browns Socialhouse on July 13 or July 16-19 to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms. (Browns Socialhouse Facebook)

Interior Health identifies COVID-19 exposure at Browns Socialhouse in Kelowna

Individuals who went to the restaurant on July 13 or July 16 to 19 may have been exposed

Interior Health has identified another Kelowna venue where people may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Individuals who went to Browns Socialhouse at Harvey on July 13 or July 16 to 19 may have been exposed to the virus, and the health authority is now asking those individuals to monitor themselves for symptoms.

Should you exhibit COVID-19 symptoms, Interior Health advises that you get tested.

Public health contact tracing is under way and where possible, IH is reaching out directly to individuals who have been exposed.

There are now 78 cases linked to the COVID-19 cluster in Kelowna. Sixty-six of those are individuals are from Interior Health (others are from Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health).

As part of the ongoing investigations, one additional case of COVID-19 has been confirmed among employees at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH), bringing the total number of cases among health care workers to seven.

Currently, the province has 205 cases and roughly 1,000 people are now self-isolating across the entire province because they have been in contact with someone who has contracted the virus.

READ: B.C. records 34 new COVID-19 cases as province nears 200 test-positives within a week

READ: ‘Everyone needs to do better’: Kelowna Mayor on city’s rising COVID-19 numbers


Twila Amato
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