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Local weekly COVID-19 cases remain steady across Okanagan

Local cases hold steady

The number of weekly cases of COVID-19 in the Okanagan has remained consistent in recent weeks.

New data recently released by the BC Centre for Disease Control shows 141 new cases of the virus were discovered in the Central Okanagan between Nov. 21 and 27. The week prior, 140 new cases were found in the region.

To the north, weekly cases dropped by one in Vernon, to 43, while five new cases were discovered in the Armstrong/Spallumcheen local health area, along with 18 in the Enderby region.

Salmon Arm saw new weekly cases rise by 16, to 53 while Kamloops posted 75 new cases last week.

To the south, Penticton matched its previous week's numbers with 18 new cases. But the Summerland region saw its most single-week cases ever between Nov. 21 and 27, with 28.

The Southern Okanagan, which includes Oliver and Osoyoos, saw just one new case last week.

In the Fraser Valley, Surrey and Abbotsford posted the most new cases last week of any local health area in the province, with 151 and 144 new cases respectively. But these regions are also among the most populous local health areas in B.C.

This week, COVID-19 vaccinations opened to British Columbians aged five and older. As of Wednesday, 84.8% of eligible British Columbians five and older have received one dose of the vaccine, while 81.7% have received two doses.

Interior local health areas weekly cases:

  • Central Okanagan: high of 922, Aug. 8-14; most recently 141 (+1)
  • Vernon: high of 263, Aug. 22-28; most recently 43 (-1)
  • Armstrong/Spallumcheen: high of 31, Sept. 5-11; most recently 5 (-15)
  • Enderby: previous high of 33, Oct. 17-23; most recently 18 (-2)
  • Salmon Arm: high of 104, Sept. 5-11; most recently 53 (+16)
  • Kamloops: high of 270, Sept. 5-11; most recently 75 (-17)
  • Penticton: high of 69, Sept. 19-25; most recently 18 (same)
  • Keremeos: high of 19, Oct. 10-16; most recently 0 (-2)
  • Southern Okanagan: high of 54, Dec. 6-12; most recently 1 (-2)
  • Summerland: previous high of 21, Sept. 5-11; most recently 28 (+14)
  • Revelstoke: high of 37, Dec. 27-Jan. 2; most recently 1 (+1)
  • Golden: high of 38, Aug. 22-28; most recently 0 (-1)
  • Arrow Lakes: high of 14, Sept. 26-Oct. 2; most recently 7 (same)
  • Kootenay Lake: high of 5, Aug. 22-28; most recently 0 (same)
  • Windermere: high of 34, April 4-10; most recently 10 (same)
  • Kimberley: high of 18, Aug. 22-28; most recently 1 (+6)
  • Cranbrook: high of 90, Sept. 26 – Oct. 2; most recently 22 (+19)
  • Fernie: high of 44, Jan. 17-23; most recently 4 (-2)
  • Creston: high of 56, Aug. 15-21; most recently 1 (same)
  • Nelson: high of 153, Aug. 15-21; most recently 7 (same)
  • Castlegar: high of 34, Aug. 8-14; most recently 2 (+1)
  • Trail: high of 79, Sept. 19-25; most recently 2 (+2)
  • Grand Forks: high of 45, Aug. 29-Sept. 4; most recently 6 (+2)
  • Kettle Valley: high of 25, Aug. 29-Sept. 4; most recently 0 (same)
  • Princeton: high of 6, Sept. 5-11; most recently 0 (-1)
  • Merritt: high of 43, Sept. 26-Oct. 2; most recently 0 (-2)
  • South Cariboo: high of 23, Sept. 5-11; most recently 3 (+2)
  • Lillooet: high of 10, Sept. 26-Oct. 2; most recently 0 (same)
  • Cariboo/Chilcotin: high of 140, Jan. 10-16; most recently 84 (+18)
  • 100 Mile: previous high of 42, Sept. 26-Oct. 2; most recently 1 (-4)
  • North Thompson: high of 26, Nov. 14-20; most recently 11 (-15)


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