Oceanside COVID-19 weekly cases on the rise again — COVID-19 update

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The Oceanside local health area recorded 19 new COVID-19 cases from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2, nearly double the 10 cases cases reported the week before.

Eighty-seven 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 one new COVID-19-related death and 79 more cases today (Oct. 7). There are 616 active cases in the health authority, including 248 in the central Vancouver Island region.

Over the past 24 hours, four more people died of COVID-19 in B.C. — one was in the Fraser Health region and two were in Vancouver Coastal Health, in addition to the death in Island Health, according to a media release from the province. 

B.C. recorded 624 new cases, bringing the active case number to 5,929, including 373 people in hospital, 132 of whom are in critical care. 

Over 88 per cent (4,103,158) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 82.1 per cent (3,804,517) have received their second dose, according to the province.

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