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

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Oceanside’s weekly new COVID-19 case count has jumped significantly, BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) data shows.

The local health area recorded 30 new cases from Dec. 12–18, up from the 17 cases it reported the previous week.

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 at 29 per cent of people 12 and older.

Island Health reported one new COVID-19-related death and 248 new cases today (Dec. 23). There are 884 active cases in the health authority, including 228 in the central Vancouver Island region. 

B.C. recorded 2,046 new cases today (Dec. 23), bringing the active case number to 8,739, including 195 people in hospital, 75 of whom are in critical care. The province recorded one new COVID-19-related death (in Island Health).

Nearly 92 per cent (4,255,333) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 89 per cent (4,124,353) have received their second dose. 785,505 British Columbians (17 per cent) over 12 have received a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to the province. 

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