Oceanside COVID-19 cases remain low — COVID-19 update

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The Oceanside local health area recorded nine new COVID-19 cases from May 9–15, a slight increase from the five infections reported the week before.

The Greater Nanaimo local health area saw 22 new COVID-19 cases for a second week in a row.

There are 121 active COVID-19 cases in the Island Health region. Of those, 53 are in the central island region, 35 are in the south island and 33 are in the north, according to Island Health. The BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) dashboard shows 10 people in hospital in the region, including three in critical care.  No new COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Island Health.

B.C. reported 357 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths since yesterday. There are now 4,636 active cases, including 331 people hospitalized with the virus, 113 of them in critical care, according to the BC CDC. 

B.C. residents 12 and older can register for the COVID-19 vaccine. Parents, guardians and trusted adults are also able to register and book for young people, with booking invites sent to those who are older first, the province said.

“Vaccines are how we get our lives back and get back to seeing our friends and all the activities we miss. You can help us put this pandemic behind us by registering today, getting vaccinated and encouraging everyone in your life to do the same,” said Premier John Horgan.

The province has administered 2,687,360 doses of the three COVID-19 vaccines, 138,908 of which are second doses, according to a joint statement by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health.

“Our goal is to have all youth vaccinated with their first dose before the end of the school year,” reads a release from the province. “Like our adult program, all youth need to register online, by phone or at a Service BC centre.”

Across B.C., 134,521 people have recovered from COVID-19, including 4,776 in Island Health.

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