New cases of COVID-19 in southeastern BC during the week of Aug. 8 to 14. Map: BC Centre for Disease Control

117 new COVID-19 cases in Nelson Aug. 8-14, up 58% from previous week

Most other West Kootenay communities also saw increases

Nelson had 117 new COVID-19 infections between August 8 and 14, according to new statistics from the BC Centre for Disease Control.

That’s a 58 per cent increase over the previous week and a 200 per cent increase over the week before that.

The Nelson local health area includes Salmo and part of the Slocan Valley.

There were increases in all other communities in the West Kootenay region except Arrow Lakes, which had seven new cases, down from 11 the previous week.

Castlegar had 34 new cases, up from 30 the previous week. Creston had 49, up from 17; Trail 21, up from 10; Grand Forks 10, up from four; and Kootenay Lake three, up from none.

The Nelson area has now had 372 COVID-19 cases since March 2020.

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New cases of COVID-19 in BC during the week of Aug. 8 to 14. Map: BC Centre for Disease Control