The weekly COVID-19 map for June 20 to 26. (BC CDC)

The weekly COVID-19 map for June 20 to 26. (BC CDC)

South Okanagan sees 6 new COVID-19 cases over last week

Five of those cases were located in the Penticton local health area

The South Okanagan Similkameen saw six new cases of COVID-19 over the week of June 20 to 26 according to the BC CDC.

Five of those cases were in the Penticton local health area which includes Kaleden and Naramata.

The Similkameen Valley continued its streak without new COVID-19 cases for the fourth week in a row.

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The Southern Okanagan local health area that stretches from Okanagan Falls to Osoyoos saw the only other new COVID-19 case over June 20 to 26.

Summerland went for a second straight week without a new COVID-19 case.

The Central Okanagan continued to drop along with the majority of the Interior, recording just 29 new cases over June 20 to 26, down from 57 the week before.

The South Okanagan Similkameen is currently sitting between 70 and 75 per cent vaccinated depending on the local health area.

To get a second dose, people need to book an appointment. Invitations to book an appointment are being sent eight weeks after receiving the first dose.

Register online by visiting the provincial website at getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca or by calling 1‑833‑838‑2323 or visiting a Service BC office.

Pockets of lower vaccination levels in Interior Health have contributed to some outbreaks, such as in Windermere, which saw 13 cases over June 20 to 26.

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