11 more people die of COVID-19 in B.C., as 1,692 new cases confirmed over 3 days – CBC

There are 307 people in hospital with the disease, 156 of whom are in intensive care

Sep 20, 2021

B.C. health officials announced1,692 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 more deaths from over the weekend, an average of 564 cases a day.

In a written statement, the provincial Health Ministry said there are currently 5,608 active cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus in B.C.

A total of 307 people are in hospital, with 156 in intensive care.

Overall hospitalizations, which typically lag behind spikes and dips in new cases, are up by 10 per cent from last Monday, when 278 people were in hospital with the disease and 138 per cent from a month ago on Aug. 20 when 129 people were in hospital.

The number of patients in intensive care is up by about 12 per cent from 139 a week ago and by 164 per cent from a month ago when 59 people were in the ICU.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/covid-19-update-sept20-1.6182401

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