Oceanside reported just one new COVID-19 case last week — COVID-19 update

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The Oceanside local health area recorded one new COVID-19 case from May 23–29, a significant decrease from the seven infections reported the week before.

The Greater Nanaimo local health area saw 22 new COVID-19 cases, down slightly from the 26 recorded the previous week.

There are 37 active COVID-19 cases in the Island Health region. Of those, 15 are in the central island region, 19 are in the south island and three are in the north, according to Island Health. The BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) dashboard shows three people in hospital in the region, including one in critical care. No new COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Island Health. 

B.C. reported 199 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths since yesterday. There are now 2,563 active cases, including 224 people hospitalized with the virus, 62 of them in critical care, according to the BC CDC. 

B.C. has vaccinated 71.8 per cent of all adults and 68.9 per cent of those 12 and older, according to Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer.

The province has administered 3,426,827 doses of the three COVID-19 vaccines, 229,585 of which are second doses, Henry said.

“Being fully immunized with both doses of your COVID-19 vaccine is the most powerful tool to protect yourself, your loved ones and communities,” Henry said in a media release. “For everyone who has registered and been immunized or is booked for their first vaccine, we thank you for taking this critical step.”

Across B.C., 140,537 people have recovered from COVID-19, including 4,940 in Island Health.

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