Oceanside recorded 13 new COVID-19 cases last week — COVID-19 update

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The Oceanside local health area recorded 13 new COVID-19 cases from Sept. 12–18, down slightly from the 14 cases reported the week before.

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

Island Health reported 71 new COVID-19 cases today (Sept. 23). There are 567 active cases in the health authority, including 190 in the central Vancouver Island region.

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

B.C. recorded 832 new cases, bringing the active case number to 5,697, including 330 people in hospital, 148 of whom are in critical care. 

Over 87 per cent (4,046,960) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 79.9 per cent (3,701,696) have received their second dose, according to the province.

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