A BC Centre for Disease Control map of geographic distribution of COVID-19 by Local Health Area shows the Salmon Arm Health Area, which includes Sicamous, Malakwa, Falkland, Sorrento, Blind Bay and Tappen has had seven cases of the coronavirus from January to July, 2020. (BC Centre for Disease Control)

Number of COVID-19 cases stays low in Salmon Arm Health Area

More specific numbers released for coronavirus per area in Interior of B.C.

The Salmon Arm area has not been without COVID-19 cases, but the number is low.

Instead of just Interior Health Authority data, the BC Centre for Disease Control has now released data specific to what are called local health areas. The Salmon Arm Health Area is one. It includes Neskonlith, Adams Lake, some Splatsin and Okanagan band land, as well as Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Malakwa, Sorrento, Blind Bay, Tappen and Falkland.

From January to July 2020, the Salmon Arm Health Area has had seven known COVID-19 cases.

That compares to two in the Enderby Health Area, which includes Enderby, Kingfisher, Mara, Grindrod and Splatsin land.

The Armstrong Health Authority, with just one known case of COVID-19, includes Armstrong, Spallumcheen and some Okanagan band land.

If you would like to look at all the data on COVID-19 cases in B.C., including the map showing cases by Local Health Area, you can find it on the BC Centre for Disease Control site at www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data.

The map of B.C. divided into Local Health Areas can be viewed at this link.

If you’d like to see the boundaries for the Salmon Arm Health Area, you can view it at this link.

Read more: B.C.’s COVID-19 case count jumps to a record 124 on Friday

Read more: Salmon Arm Walmart employee tests positive for COVID-19


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This map from the BC Centre for Disease Control website shows the boundaries of the Salmon Arm Health Area. (BCDC image)

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