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Kamloops is bucking the downward trend of COVID-19 cases in Interior Health

Wearing masks may be one reason COVID-19 cases seem to be dropping in much of the Interior Health region.
December 24, 2020 - 1:47 PM

New data shows a drop in new COVID-19 cases in most of the Interior Health region except for Kamloops and Salmon Arm.

Data from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control shows the Kamloops area, which stretches past Barriere, Sun Peaks, Chase and Logan Lake, had 35 cases during the week of Dec. 13-19. While the CDC only shows data for that one week, previous maps showed 21 cases the week before.

Salmon Arm’s cases also went up from 11 to 14 during the same time period.

Most areas saw case numbers increase for the Dec. 6 to 12 period then drop last week.

That includes Vernon that went from 21 cases at the start of the month to 36 then back down to 28.

The Central Okanagan, which is not broken down by city, had 314 cases in the first week of December, climbed to 349 then dropped to 262 last week.

Penticton broke that pattern by dropping steadily from 50 cases during the first week of December down to 28 last week.

Image Credit: Submitted/B.C. Centre for Disease Control

This data and more can be seen here.

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