Oceanside weekly COVID-19 cases continue to increase — COVID-19 update

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The Oceanside local health area recorded 26 new COVID-19 cases from Oct. 3–9, an increase over the 19 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 and 82 per cent are fully vaccinated, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BC CDC) COVID-19 surveillance dashboard.

Island Health reported 59 new COVID-19 cases today (Oct. 15). There are 484 active cases in the health authority, including 226 in the central Vancouver Island region.

Over the past 24 hours, 13 more people died of COVID-19 in B.C. — 11 were in the Fraser Health region and two were in Interior Health, according to a media release from the province. 

B.C. recorded 667 new cases, bringing the active case number to 5,128, including 367 people in hospital, 152 of whom are in critical care. 

Eighty-nine per cent (4,126,668) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 83 per cent (3,848,689) have received their second dose, according to the province.

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