Oceanside COVID-19 cases decline — COVID-19 update

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New COVID-19 cases are on the decline in the Oceanside local health area after several weeks of record increases, BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) data shows.

Oceanside reported 57 cases between Jan. 9 and 15, a significant decline from the record 115 cases recorded the week before.

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 51 per cent of people 12 and older.

Island Health reported four new COVID-19-related deaths today (Jan. 20) and 354 cases. There are 2,104 active cases in the health authority, including 60 in hospital, seven 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 2,150 new cases today (Jan. 20), bringing the active case number to 34,835, including 891 people in hospital, 119 of whom are in critical care. The province recorded 15 new COVID-19-related deaths, including five in Fraser Health, four in Vancouver Coastal Health and two in Interior Health.

Over 92 per cent (4,286,419) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 89.8 per cent (4,160,597) have received their second dose. 1,700,206 British Columbians (36.7 per cent) over 12 have received a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to the province.

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