Spike in Thompson region COVID-19 cases coming largely from Cariboo, not Kamloops: BCCDC data

COVID spikes in Cariboo

While the Kamloops local health area saw a slight dip in weekly COVID-19 cases in the most recent week for which data is available, significant spikes were recorded in a number of neighbouring Thompson-Cariboo-Shuswap regions.

According to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, 62 cases were recorded between Jan. 3 and Jan. 9 in the Kamloops local health area — the city as well as Sun Peaks, Logan Lake and Barriere. That’s a decrease of six from the week prior.

The data for Jan. 3 to Jan. 9 was made available by the BCCDC late Friday.

The most significant spikes in the region in that time were in the Cariboo.

Thirty-one cases were recorded in the Williams Lake area, up from eight the previous week. In the 100 Mile House area, 29 cases were recorded — an increase of 21 from the previous week.

The Salmon Arm area also saw a significant increase in positive tests, recording 17 — up from four the week prior.

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