Oceanside’s weekly new COVID-19 cases continue to decline, BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) data shows.
The local health area recorded 17 new cases from Dec. 5–11, down from the 21 cases it reported the previous week. The area saw 27 weekly cases three weeks ago.
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 CDC’s COVID-19 surveillance dashboard. The local health area leads the Island for third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at 24 per cent of people 12 and older.
Island Health reported one new COVID-19-related death and 137 new cases today (Dec. 16). There are 787 active cases in the health authority, including 208 in the central Vancouver Island region.
Over the past 24 hours, three more people died of COVID-19 in B.C. — there was one death in Fraser Health and one in Vancouver Coastal Health, in addition to the death in the Island Health authority, according to a media release from the province.
B.C. recorded 753 new cases today (Dec. 16), bringing the active case number to 3,878, including 184 people in hospital, 70 of whom are in critical care.
Well over 91 per cent (4,245,964) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 88.7 per cent (4,110,675) have received their second dose. 660,784 British Columbians (14 per cent) over 12 have received a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to the province.