There have been no new cases reported in Kimberley in the past two weeks, with a decrease in new cases reported in Cranbrook, Creston, Windermere, and Golden.

The localized data is according to the latest COVID-19 report from the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC). Between May 9th and 15th, Fernie saw the largest number of new COVID-19 cases with 11, followed by four new cases in Cranbrook, three in Golden, one in the Windermere area, and no new cases in Kimberley or Creston.

Below are the newly reported COVID-19 cases across the East Kootenay since the start of May:

Localized new COVID-19 case data between May 9th and May 15th, 2021. (Supplied by BC Centre for Disease Control)

  • Cranbrook (-3)
    • 4 new cases – May 9th to 15th
    • 7 new cases – May 2nd to 8th
  • Kimberley (-)
    • 0 new cases – May 9th to 15th
    • 0 new cases – May 2nd to 8th
  • Fernie (+7)
    • 11 new cases – May 9th to 15th
    • 5 new cases – May 2nd to 8th
  • Windermere (-5)
    • 1 new case – May 9th to 15th
    • 6 new cases – May 2nd to 8th
  • Golden (-10)
    • 2 new cases – May 9th to 15th
    • 12 new cases – May 2nd to 8th
  • Creston (-6)
    • 0 new cases – May 9th to 15th
    • 6 new cases – May 2nd to 8th

Based on the most recent data, the East Kootenay is seeing a positive trend in new case counts, with all local areas seeing a decrease from the previous week, except for Fernie.

Golden had the largest decrease in new COVID-19 cases from the week before, while Fernie saw seven more cases reported than the prior week.

All-in-all, the East Kootenay’s average daily rate of COVID-19 transmission remains on the lower end compared to areas in the Lower Mainland.