The Oceanside local health area continues to see a decline in new COVID-19 cases, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC).
The area recorded just five new cases April 18–24 — the previous week saw 19 cases. Two weeks ago, health authorities confirmed 65 cases in a seven day period.
Island Health reported 32 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of active cases to 264. Of those, 80 are in the central island region, 166 are in the south island and 18 are in the north, according to Island Health. The BC CDC dashboard shows 24 people in hospital, including seven in ICU. No new deaths were reported.
B.C. reported 853 new COVID-19 cases and one death since yesterday. The province has 7,996 active cases, including 503 people hospitalized with the virus, 178 of them in critical care, according to the BC CDC.
The province has administered 1,749,375 doses of the three COVID-19 vaccines, 90,296 of which are second doses, according to a joint statement by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health.
“The focus of the COVID-19 vaccine program is to protect as many people as possible, as quickly as possible and to address hot spots and reduce transmission everywhere,” reads the statement.
Across B.C., 118,937 people have recovered from COVID-19, including 4,265 in Island Health. There are 11,628 people under active public health monitoring as a result of exposure to the virus.