The Kelowna Urgent and Primary Care Centre at the Capri Centre in Kelowna. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Temporary Kelowna COVID-19 testing site closes as case numbers stabilize

Testing is still available by appointment at Interior Health’s Urgent and Primary Care Centre

After a short stint of appointment-free COVID-19 testing in Kelowna, Interior Health (IH) has suspended its temporary testing site as case numbers in the area begin to stabilize.

The site, located at IH’s Community Health Services Centre in downtown Kelowna is closed, effective Tuesday, Aug. 11.

The health authority will continue to conduct tests by appointment at its testing facility outside the Urgent and Primary Care Centre at the Capri Centre Mall. IH said that facility has enough capacity to handle the current demand for testing alone.

Testing is available at the centre from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. seven days per week to all individuals with symptoms, however mild.

If required, expanded COVID-19 testing capacity can be quickly reactivated in the community, IH said.

On Monday, Aug. 10, IH announced no new cases had been tied to the Kelowna outbreak over the preceding weekend — leaving the total number of Kelowna-linked cases at 158 since June 26, when the health authority first noted community transmission in the area.

To make an appointment for a test, call 250-469-6985.

READ MORE: No new COVID-19 cases in Kelowna over the weekend

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