Oceanside reports first new COVID-19 case since second week of June — COVID-19 update

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The Oceanside local health area recorded one new COVID-19 case between June 27 and July 3 — its first positive case since the week of June 6–12.

The Greater Nanaimo local health area saw two new COVID-19 cases, down from the seven it recorded the previous week.

Seven new cases were reported in the Island Health region, there are now 16 active COVID-19 cases. Of those, 12 are in the central island region, three are in the south island and one is in the north, according to Island Health. The BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) dashboard shows three 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 59 new COVID-19 cases and one death (in the Interior Health region) since yesterday. There are now 649 active cases, including 74 people hospitalized with the virus, 19 of them in critical care, according to the BC CDC. 

B.C. has administered at least one dose to 78.4 per cent of people 12 and older in the province. In addition, 40 per cent of all adults in B.C. have received their second dose, according to the province’s July 8 COVID-19 pandemic update.

Across B.C., 145,491 people have recovered from COVID-19, including 5,109 in Island Health.

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