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Kamloops leads the way as new COVID-19 cases rise in Interior Health

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March 04, 2021 - 5:00 PM

After four weeks of seeing the number of new COVID-19 cases decline in the Interior Health region, the numbers turned the other way last week.

From Feb. 21 to 27 there were 231 new cases detected in the region, up by 49 from the 182 the week before.

In the Kamloops Local Health Area, which stretches from Barriere to Logan Lake and Chase, there were 124 cases, a 46 case increase from the previous week.

The case numbers are on the B.C. Centre for Disease Control website and are updated weekly.

According to Interior Health's list of school exposures, there have been potential exposure events at nine schools in the Kamloops-Thompson school district from Feb. 18 to March 1.

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There were smaller changes in the Central Okanagan, which was up by six cases to 42, while Vernon had 15 new cases versus nine the week before.

Most of the case counts in the 31 Local Health Areas only fluctuated slightly, although the South Okanagan dropped to two new cases from 10.

More information from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control is available on its website here.

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