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Coronavirus: 90 cases of COVID-19 reported in Okanagan region during two-week span

A map showing reported COVID-19 cases per micro region in B.C.’s Interior Health region, as of Oct. 29, 2020. B.C. Centre of Disease Control

The Okanagan saw a noticeable spike in reported COVID-19 cases during the second half of October, according to data from the B.C. Centre of Disease Control.

During a two-week span from Oct. 16-29, the region had 90 reported cases.

The new cases pushed the Okanagan’s total number of cases since Jan. 1 to 477. Put another way, the 90 cases represent 18.8 per cent of the region’s case total of 477.

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While 90 new cases is certainly noticeably, the case growth seen in some Lower Mainland districts was much larger.

During that same two-week span, Vancouver had 387 new cases while Fraser North had 488 cases. Stunningly, though, Fraser South had 1,478 cases.

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Overall, B.C. experienced 2,910 cases of COVID-19 from Oct. 16-29.

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Elsewhere in the Interior Health region, the Thompson-Cariboo-Shuswap experienced 24 new cases, while Kootenay-Boundary and East Kootenay had five new cases each.

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Broken down further are the top 10 Interior Health subregions regarding COVID-19 cases.

Broken down further, in the Interior Health region, the Central Okanagan is by far the leader in reported cases at 283.

  • Arrow Lakes: 0 (Previous number of cases, Sept. 18-Oct. 1: 0)
  • Kettle Valley: 0 (1)
  • North Thompson: 0 (0)
  • Keremeos: 1 (1)
  • Kimberley: 1 (1)
  • Kootenay Lake: 1 (0)
  • Princeton: 1 (1)
  • 100 Mile House: 2 (2)
  • Armstrong/Spallumcheen: 2 (2)
  • Creston: 2 (2)
  • Lillooet: 2 (0)
  • Golden: 3 (3)
  • Grand Forks: 3 (3)
  • Revelstoke: 3 (3)
  • Enderby: 4 (4)
  • South Cariboo: 6 (7)
  • Summerland: 4 (4)
  • Trail: 6 (1)
  • Salmon Arm: 7 (7)
  • Cariboo-Chilton: 8 (5)
  • Fernie: 8 (8)
  • Castlegar: 9 (4)
  • Cranbrook: 9 (4)
  • Merritt: 10 (7)
  • Nelson: 10 (10)
  • Penticton: 11 (9)
  • South Okanagan: 11 (11)
  • Windermere: 12 (6)
  • Vernon: 27 (23)
  • Kamloops: 82 (60)
  • Central Okanagan: 283 (239)

To view the B.C. Centre of Disease Control’s COVID-19 statistics, click here.

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