Oceanside area continues to see rise in new COVID-19 cases – Daily COVID-19 update

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The Oceanside local health area recorded 65 new COVID-19 infections from April 4–10, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC). The area recorded 58 news cases the week prior and only two cases during the second week of March.

Island Health reported another 48 COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of active cases to 497. Of those, 184 are in the central island region, 273 are in the south island and 40 are in the north, according to Island Health. The BC CDC dashboard shows 20 people in hospital, including four in ICU. No new deaths were reported.

B.C. reported 1,205 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths since yesterday. There are now 10,052 active cases, including 409 people hospitalized with the virus, 125 of them in critical care, according to the BC CDC.

Island Health has recorded a total of 32 variant of concern (VOC) cases, including 19 of the U.K. (B.1.1.7), 11 of the Brazil (P.1) and two cases of the South Africa (B.1.351) variant. 

There have been 5,221 VOC cases in B.C., including 3,627 of B.1.1.7, 1,529 of P.1 and 65 B.1.351 cases. 

The province has administered 1,235,863 doses of the three COVID-19 vaccines, 87,899 of which are second doses, according to a joint statement by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health.

“We’ve seen a dramatic decrease in the rates of death and that is important as well and a testament to how well the vaccine is working at protecting people,” said Henry.

Across B.C., 104,331 people have recovered from COVID-19, including 3,616 in Island Health. There are 16,217 people under active public health monitoring as a result of exposure to the virus. 

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