Province reports 158 new cases of coronavirus, including three in Interior Health

Henrietta Brewer
October 18, 2020

But Davis said almost 155 of them are either completely unaware of their status or are unwilling to take the recommended steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

The county has had 14 COVID-19 deaths involving one woman in her 40s, one woman in her 50s, one man in his 60s, one man in his 70s, three men and two women in their 80s, three men in their 90s, and a man and a woman in their 100s.

All new cases are now being investigated by Public Health nurses.

This is the fifth COVID-19 death in Whitley County this week with four deaths having been reported Monday.

Whitley County has had a total of 687 COVID-19 cases.


The Jackson County Health Department asks all residents to follow public health guidelines by wearing a mask in public, maintaining social distance, avoiding social gatherings, washing hands frequently and working with health department officials as they conduct contact tracing.

Out of the 687 Whitley County cases, 54 patients were under the age of 18, 69 patients were ages 18-20, 121 patients were ages 21-30, 89 patients were ages 31-40, 90 patients were ages 41-50, 83 patients were ages 51-60, 63 patients were ages 61-70, 59 patients were age 71-80, and 59 patients were over age 80.

In Thursday's update from the state, it was announced OH has 175,843 cases of COVID-19.

Callaway County breached 200 active cases for the first time Tuesday and, as of Friday, has remained above that threshold ever since. A county with less than one case per 100,000 people is considered on track and is signified by the color green on the state map. The health department had been reporting that data in every report since the early days of the pandemic, but didn't provide that information for either the report on Wednesday or Thursday. Miami County has had 169 total hospitalizations and 56 deaths.

Ravalli County Public Health reports they were notified of the new cases on Thursday afternoon.


There are 19 active outbreaks in health-care facilities - 17 in long-term care or assisted-living facilities and two in acute-care facilities.

The Knox County Health Department reported 10 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, including one child and one from a congregated setting.

Henry said there were no new outbreaks in health care facilities to announce, but that a new community cluster had been identified at a FedEx office near Kelowna International Airport.

Callaway County reported its third COVID-19 death in nine days - and sixth overall - Friday. To ensure the safety of voters, election workers and candidates, Elections BC has COVID-19 safety plans in place for all locations.


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