Oceanside weekly COVID-19 cases continue downward trend — COVID-19 update

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New COVID-19 cases continue to decline in the Oceanside local health area, BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) data shows.

Oceanside reported 51 cases between Jan. 16–22, down from the 57 cases noted a week earlier. Just two weeks ago the area saw a record-high 115 weekly infections.

Ninety 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 57 per cent of people 12 and older.

Island Health reported one new COVID-19-related death today (Jan. 27) and 266 cases. There are 1,768 active cases in the health authority, including 87 in hospital, 10 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 2,033 new cases today (Jan. 27), bringing the active case number to 29,556, including 977 people in hospital, 141 of whom are in critical care. The province recorded 13 new COVID-19-related deaths, including seven in Fraser Health, four in Vancouver Coastal Health, one in Interior Health and one in Island Health.

Over 92 per cent (4,294,225) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 90 per cent (4,169,419) have received their second dose. Almost 2 million British Columbians (43 per cent) over 12 have received a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine, according to the province.

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