Oceanside weekly COVID-19 cases at record high — COVID-19 update

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The Oceanside local health area reported 72 cases between Dec. 26 and Jan. 1, the highest count reported since the BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) began providing local health area data in late 2020.

Weekly cases more than doubled from the 28 identified between Dec. 18–25. 

Eighty-nine per cent of Oceanside residents over 12 have been given at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 87 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 36 per cent of people 12 and older.

Island Health reported 417 new COVID-19 cases today (Jan. 6). There are 3,765 active cases in the health authority, including 61 in hospital, 14 of whom are in ICU. 

Island Health recently discontinued its COVID-19 dashboard, so breakdowns for south island, central island and north island are no longer available.

B.C. recorded 3,223 new cases today (Jan. 6), bringing the active case number to 31,817, including 324 people in hospital, 90 of whom are in critical care. The province recorded two new COVID-19-related deaths in Fraser Health and one in Northern Health.

Over 92 per cent (4,267,843) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 89.3 per cent (4,139,941) have received their second dose. 1,042,480 British Columbians (22.5 per cent) over 12 have received a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to the province.

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