Oceanside recorded 27 new COVID-19 cases last week — COVID-19 update

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The Oceanside local health area has recorded 27 new COVID-19 cases for two weeks in a row. 

Eighty-nine per cent of Oceanside residents over 12 have been given at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 86 per cent have received a second shot, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control’s (BC CDC) COVID-19 surveillance dashboard. The local health area leads the Island for third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at 15 per cent.

Island Health reported two new COVID-19-related deaths and 96 new cases today (Dec. 3). There are 577 active cases in the health authority, including 248 in the central Vancouver Island region.

Over the past 24 hours, six more people died of COVID-19 in B.C. — there were three deaths in Fraser Health and one in Vancouver Coastal Health, in addition to those in the Island Health authority, according to a media release from the province. 

B.C. recorded 405 new cases, bringing the active case number to 3,071, including 276 people in hospital, 95 of whom are in critical care.

Over 91 per cent (4,229,649) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 88 per cent (4,079,277) have received their second dose. 469,176 British Columbians (10 per cent) have received a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to the province.

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