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Kamloops continues to be hotbed for COVID-19 cases in B.C. Interior

The Kamloops Local Health Area continues to have the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in the Interior.
February 18, 2021 - 2:33 PM

The Kamloops Local Health Area had 41 per cent of new COVID-19 cases in the Interior Health region last week.

The latest data posted for the week of Feb. 7 to 13 on the B.C. Centre for Disease Control website shows the Kamloops Local Health Area, which ranges from Barriere to Logan Lake, had 116 new cases during that week out of 284 for the entire region stretching from the Cariboo to the Alberta border.

Both numbers were significant drops from the week before. From Jan. 31 to Feb. 6, Kamloops recorded 161 new cases out of a total of 391 for the Interior Health region.

This shows the number of new cases in the Interior Health region during the week of Feb. 7 to 13.
This shows the number of new cases in the Interior Health region during the week of Feb. 7 to 13.
Image Credit: Submitted/B.C. Centre for Disease Control

Numbers in the Central Okanagan continue at a relatively low level with 69 new cases last week, down from 76 the week before. Back in December, that region recorded more than 300 cases in some weeks.

Penticton recorded only one new case last week, down from 10 the week before. Vernon dropped to 11 cases from 18.

Out of 31 Local Health Areas in the Interior Health region, Revelstoke was one of the few to show an increase, climbing to 22 new cases from 19 the week before.

There were only three new cases recorded in the entire Kootenay region last week.

After one year of COVID, from January 2020 to the end of January 2021, there have been 6,295 cases of COVID-19 in the Interior Health region.

That includes 2,739 cases in the Central Okanagan, 774 in Kamloops, 554 in Vernon, 410 in the Cariboo/Chilcotin, 257 in Penticton and 235 in the South Okanagan.

For the latest data on COVID-19 cases, go to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control website here.

This shows the number of cases in the region from January 2020 to the end of January 2021.
This shows the number of cases in the region from January 2020 to the end of January 2021.
Image Credit: Submitted/B.C. Centre for Disease Control

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