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

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The Oceanside local health area recorded two new COVID-19 cases between June 6 and 12. The week before it reported zero, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC).

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

There are 55 active COVID-19 cases in the Island Health region. Of those, seven are in the central island region, 40 are in the south island and eight are in the north, according to Island Health. The BC CDC dashboard shows four people in hospital in the region, with one in critical care. No new COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Island Health. 

B.C. reported 120 new COVID-19 cases and one death since yesterday. There are now 1,451 active cases, including 131 people hospitalized with the virus, 44 of them in critical care, according to the BC CDC. 

B.C. has vaccinated 76.5 per cent of all adults and 74.8 per cent of those 12 and older, according to a joint media release by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer and Adrian Dix, minister of health.

“First doses continue to progress well, and health authority teams are using a number of tools to make it as easy as possible for everyone 12 and older to get their vaccines. Second dose immunizations are also accelerating with invitations to book going to tens of thousands every day,” Henry said.

The province has administered 4,231,871 doses of the three COVID-19 vaccines, 768,008 of which are second doses, according to the release. 

Across B.C., 143,579 people have recovered from COVID-19, including 5,020 in Island Health.

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