Oceanside COVID-19 cases decline — COVID-19 update

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Weekly COVID-19 cases in the Oceanside local health area have declined for the first time in several weeks, BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) data shows.

Oceanside recorded 27 new cases last week (Nov. 14-20), a significant decrease from the 39 reported the week before.

Eighty-eight per cent of Oceanside residents over 12 have been given at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 85 per cent are fully vaccinated, according to the BC CDC’s COVID-19 surveillance dashboard.

Island Health reported 68 new COVID-19 cases today (Nov. 26). There are 401 active cases in the health authority, including 202 in the central Vancouver Island region.

Over the past 24 hours, six more people died of COVID-19 in B.C. — three in Fraser Health, two in Vancouver Coastal Health and one in Northern Health, according to a media release from the province. 

B.C. recorded 341 new cases, bringing the active case number to 3,035, including 291 people in hospital, 115 of whom are in critical care. 

Ninety-one per cent (4,219,790) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 87.6 per cent (4,060,193) have received their second dose, according to the province.

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