Oceanside weekly COVID-19 case numbers decline — COVID-19 update

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The Oceanside local health area recorded 14 new COVID-19 cases between Aug. 29 and Sept. 4, a significant drop from the 21 reported the week before.

Eighty-four per cent of Oceanside residents over 12 have been given at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine — the same percentage as last week, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BC CDC) COVID-19 surveillance dashboard.

Island Health reported one new COVID-19-related death and 65 new cases today (Sept. 9). There are 428 active cases in the health authority, including 180 in the central Vancouver Island region.

Over the past 24 hours, five more people died of COVID-19 in B.C. — three were in the Fraser Health region and one was in Northern Health, according to a media release from the province. 

B.C. recorded 774 new cases, bringing the active case number to 5,594, including 262 people in hospital, 130 of whom are in critical care. 

Over 85 per cent (3,955,624) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 78.8 per cent (3,406,522) have received their second dose, according to the province.

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