B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations steady as critical care numbers increase – CBC

The province reported 328 people in hospital Thursday, with 37 people in the ICU

Nov 24, 2022

In its latest weekly report, the B.C. Centre for Disease Control says COVID-19 hospitalizations have remained steady across the province, but the number of patients in critical care has gone up.

On Thursday, the BCCDC reported 328 people in hospital with the coronavirus — the same as the week before. But the province also reported 37 people in the ICU with the disease, an increase of 42 per cent from the 26 reported on Nov. 17.

The latest numbers show that as of Nov. 19, 21 people died after testing positive for COVID-19 within the last 30 days. For the week ending Nov. 12, B.C. first reported 30 new deaths, but that total has since been revised upwards to 41.

A total of 4,642 people are believed to have died of causes related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

B.C. labs reported a total of 498 new cases as of Saturday, Nov. 19, an increase of two per cent .

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-covid-19-weekly-update-november-24-1.6663678

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