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Confirmed weekly COVID-19 case count in Kamloops area remains stable

The latest weekly count shows 142 recorded cases in the Kamloops local health area, which includes Kamloops, Barriere, Sun Peaks, Chase, Westwold, Savona and Logan Lake
Kamloops COVID to Nov 6

Confirmed COVID-19 case counts in the Kamloops local health area increased slightly in the latest weekly count.

The latest report from the BC Centre for Disease Control, spanning from Oct. 31 to Nov. 6, shows 142 new cases in the Kamloops area.

Recent weekly tallies:

• Oct. 31 to Nov. 6: 142 new cases

• Oct. 24 to Oct. 30: 131 new cases

• Oct. 17 to Oct. 23: 145 new cases

• Oct. 10 to Oct. 16: 118 new cases

• Oct. 3 to Oct. 9: 131 new cases

• Sept. 26 to Oct. 2: 226 cases

• Sept. 19 to Sept. 25: 219 cases

• Sept. 12 to Sept. 18: 158 cases

In all of 2020, the Kamloops local health area recorded 346 confirmed cases, which accounted for about eight per cent of all cases in Interior Health last year.

The Kamloops local health area has a population of about 117,500 and encompasses an area of 16,500 square kilometres, including Kamloops, Little Fort, Barriere, Sun Peaks, Chase, Westwold, Adams Lake, Anglemont, Savona and Logan Lake.

Elsewhere in Interior Health during the week of Oct. 31 to Nov. 6, there were 181 cases in Central Okanagan (which includes Kelowna), 85 cases in Vernon, 14 cases in Enderby, 77 cases in Salmon Arm, four cases in Revelstoke, 15 cases in Merritt and four cases in North Thompson.

Interior Health is a massive area that stretches from the B.C.-Alberta border in the east to the Chilcotin in the west, and from just north of Williams Lake in the north to the Canada-U.S. border in the south.

In the Kamloops local health area as of Nov. 9, 84 per cent of all eligible people ages 12 and older have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 89 per cent have received their first of two doses.

Rising case counts across B.C. has led to mask mandates for all indoor public spaces and the introduction of a vaccination certificate program.

Unvaccinated people are not permitted to attend various non-essential places, including restaurants, pubs, casinos, gyms, sporting events and concerts.

As of Nov, 10, there are 4,321 active cases in the province, with 766 in Interior Health.

There are 404 infectious COVID-19 patients people in hospital, 117 of whom are in intensive care. In Interior Health, there are 71 people in hospital, of whom 33 are in intensive care.

Hospitalization numbers are likely higher since the province recently revealed patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 are removed from the tally once they are no longer infectious, even though they may remain in hospital for treatment due to contracting the disease.

British Columbia has a population of about 5.1 million people. To date, there have been 210,758 confirmed COVID-19 cases, equalling about four per cent of the population. To date, there have been 2,234 deaths and 10,812 people hospitalized (that number has been adjusted with data correction as last week’s total number hospitalized was 11, 338).