(Natalia Cuevas-Huaico - Kelowna Capital News)

(Natalia Cuevas-Huaico - Kelowna Capital News)

Morning Start: Grapes light on fire in the microwave

Your morning start for Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020

Good morning and welcome to December, the most wonderful time of year.

Fun Fact of the day: Grapes light on fire in the microwave

Back in 2011, a physicist at the University of Sydney went viral after he placed a grape in the microwave and filmed the fiery aftermath. And oddly enough, scientists couldn’t explain the phenomenon until quite recently. A March 2019 study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reported that the fruity fireball occurs as a result of the loose electrons and ions that cluster to form plasma when grapes get hot.

Weather forecast according to environment Canada:

In Kelowna:

3 degrees and sunny.

In Vernon:

3 degrees and sunny.

In Penticton:

3 degrees and sunny.

In Salmon Arm:

1 degree and sunny.

In Revelstoke:

1 degree and sunny with fog patches dissipating this morning.

In case you missed it:212 new COVID-19 cases in Interior Health over the weekend

Interior Health (IH) recorded 212 new cases of COVID-19 over the final weekend of November, the health authority announced on Monday, Nov. 30.

A total of 490 cases are currently active. Fifteen people are in hospital, five of whom are in intensive care.

Interior Health also announced an outbreak at a Kelowna long-term care home on Monday, containing the first recorded case in a resident of such a facility in the health authority since the pandemic began. One staff member and one resident at Mountainview Village tested positive for the virus.

Across the province, health officials reported 2,364 COVID-19 cases and 46 deaths between Friday and Monday.

The province recorded 750 cases on Saturday, 731 on Sunday and 596 on Monday. There are an additional 277 historical cases, bringing the total to 2,364 over the weekend.

There have been a total of more than 33,000 confirmed cases in B.C. since the pandemic began, of which 8,855 are currently active. There are 10,139 people under active public health monitoring currently, while the total death toll stands at 441. There are 316 patients in hospital with the virus, of whom 75 are in ICU. Health Minister Adrian Dix said that overall hospital beds, including surge capacity, are at 69.7 per cent, with ICU at 52.8 per cent.

Song of the Day: Brenda Lee – Rockin’ around the christmas tree

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Daniel Taylor
Reporter, Kelowna Capital News
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