The COVID-19 case map for Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. (BC CDC)

The COVID-19 case map for Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. (BC CDC)

COVID-19 cases skyrocket in Princeton

Twenty new infections reported in last week of 2021

COVID has skyrocketed in Princeton, with 20 new cases recorded in the last week of 2021, according to data from the BC Centre for Disease Control.

During the previous week Princeton saw just one new case.

Keremeos shot up to 10 new cases between Dec. 26 and Jan. 1, compared to three infections the week earlier.

Overall South Okanagan Similkameen saw almost 250 cases of COVID-19 to end 2021.

Over the week of Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, there were 248 cases reported, compared to just 42 the week before.

Penticton saw the largest spike in cases, growing from 26 reported over Dec. 19 to 25, up to 155 over the most recent week.

By Dec. 31, close to half of all cases in the Interior Health area were from the Omicron variant.

Both Summerland and the Southern Okanagan local health areas recorded six cases over Dec. 19 to 25. Over the week of Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, Summerland’s cases swelled to 41 and the Southern Okanagan recorded 22 new cases.

That is the highest number of cases recorded to date in Summerland.

Related: As COVID-19 cases rise, Ontario study suggests Omicron is less severe

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