Oceanside recorded 21 new COVID-19 cases last week — COVID-19 update

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The Oceanside local health area recorded 21 new COVID-19 cases between Aug. 22–28, down slightly from the 22 recorded the week before.

The area saw its weekly case number jump from six in the first week of August to over 20 for the last two weeks, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC). 

Eighty-four per cent of Oceanside residents over 12 have been given at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the BC CDC’s COVID-19 surveillance dashboard.

Island Health reported 66 new cases today (Sept. 2). There are 461 active cases in the health authority, including 171 in the central Vancouver Island region.

Over the past 24 hours, six more people died of COVID-19 in B.C. — all were in the Interior Health region, according to a media release from the province. 

B.C. recorded 801 new cases, bringing the active case number to 5,931, including 199 people in hospital, 116 of whom are in critical care. 

Over 84 per cent (3,922,233) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 76.9 per cent (3,565,148) have received their second dose, according to the province.

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