The weekly COVID-19 case map for May 9 to 15. (BC CDC)

The weekly COVID-19 case map for May 9 to 15. (BC CDC)

South Okanagan Similkameen sees 27 new COVID-19 cases over last week

Summerland continued to drop after their spike

The South Okanagan Similkameen had 27 new COVID-19 cases over the last week, according to the BC CDC.

The weekly update of cases for May 9 to 15 is a slight increase from the 23 cases reported across the region from May 2 to 8.

Penticton continued to have the largest share of the new cases with 14 reported over the most recent week, down from 15 the week before.

Summerland declined in cases for the second week in a row from the peak of 28 over April 25 to May 1, to four cases over May 2 to 8 and down to two cases over May 9 to 15.

In the Similkameen Valley, Princeton recorded its second consecutive week without a new case, while Keremeos reported six new cases of COVID-19.

READ MORE: Outbreak declared over at Keremeos care home

The South Okanagan region including Osoyoos and Oliver reported a slight increase with five new cases over May 9 to 15, up from the three reported the previous week.

On Wednesday, May 19, Interior Health reported 62 new cases across the entire region, with 495 currently active.

B.C.’s COVID-19 vaccination program has begun accepting registrations and booking appointments for children aged 12 to 17.

READ MORE: 1 death at Kelowna care home, 62 new cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health

More details on the vaccination of under-18 year olds will be provided at the briefing scheduled for 2 p.m. on Thursday with Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.

Everyone eligible can register for a vaccination online here, by phone at 1-833-838-2323 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week, or at a Service B.C. office in person.

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