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Central Okanagan COVID-19 cases double in past week; fall in Kamloops

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April 01, 2021 - 1:00 PM

The number of new COVID-19 cases in the Central Okanagan doubled to 141 in the week of March 21 to 27, compared to 70 the week before.

At the same time, the number of cases in Kamloops was cut by almost half to 30 from 56.

That’s based on the latest data posted on the B.C. Centre for Disease Control website. It breaks down the Interior Health region into 31 local health areas.

This map shows new COVID-19 cases during the week of March 21 to 27.
This map shows new COVID-19 cases during the week of March 21 to 27.
Image Credit: Submitted/B.C. Centre for Disease Control

Overall, the number of new cases in Interior Health climbed to 325 last week from 185 the week before and is now at the highest level since the first week of February.

Penticton saw a big jump to 19 from one the week before and the South Okanagan went to 14 from 2. The news was better for Vernon where the count only went up by three to 21 new cases.

Merritt saw a big jump to 22 from six, and Revelstoke went to 18 from two the week before.


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