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New COVID-19 cases down in Kamloops, up in Central Okanagan

March 11, 2021 - 10:30 AM

Kamloops remains the hot bed for new COVID-19 cases in the Interior Health region but is trending down while the Central Okanagan case counts are heading up.

The most recent data posted by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control is for the week of Feb. 28 to March 6 and shows there were 210 new cases in the region, down by 21 from the previous week.

This map shows the new COVID-19 cases recorded in the week of Feb. 28 to March 6.
This map shows the new COVID-19 cases recorded in the week of Feb. 28 to March 6.
Image Credit: Submitted/B.C. Centre for Disease Control

The case count in the Kamloops region (from Barriere to Logan Lake and Chase) fell to 100 from 121, but had been as high as 161 at the beginning of February.

Case counts in the Central Okanagan had been falling steadily during that same time period but climbed to 66 last week, up from 42 the week before.

Still that’s far below the 349 cases in the Central Okanagan from Dec. 6 to 12.

Cases in Vernon fell to eight from 15 the week before.

Penticton recorded four new cases in each of the last two weeks.

There were no significant changes in most of the other Local Health Areas in the Interior Health Region.


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