Oceanside local health area breaks weekly COVID-19 cases record again — COVID-19 update

BC CDC image showing weekly COVID-19 cases in local health areas.
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The Oceanside local health area saw another week of record-high COVID-19 cases, according to BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) data.

The local health area reported 115 cases between Jan. 2 and 8, smashing the previous record of 72 from the week before. Just 28 new COVID-19 cases were identified the week of 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 43 per cent of people 12 and older.

Island Health reported one new COVID-19-related death today (Jan. 14) and 297 cases. There are 3,016 active cases in the health authority, including 65 in hospital, nine of whom are in ICU. 

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

B.C. recorded 2,275 new cases today (Jan. 14), bringing the active case number to 35,943, including 646 people in hospital, 95 of whom are in critical care. The province recorded six new COVID-19-related deaths, including three in Fraser Health, two in Interior Health and one in Island Health.

Over 92 per cent (4,278,594) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 89.6 per cent (4,151,964) have received their second dose. 1,412,008 British Columbians (30.5 per cent) over 12 have received a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to the province.

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