B.C. has yet to see post-holidays spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations, health minister says – CBC

COVID-19 hospitalizations up slightly, critical care numbers down

Jan 05, 2023

The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 across B.C. increased slightly over the holidays, while the number of people requiring critical care declined.

B.C.’s Centre for Disease Control reported 356 hospitalizations for the virus on Thursday, an increase of two per cent from the province’s last weekly update on Dec. 23.

The BCCDC says there are 25 people in critical care — down from the 35 patients reported at the end of last month.

In its latest report, the centre said hospital admissions were “slowly decreasing” over the month of December, while new admissions to critical care remained stable.

In the week leading up to Dec. 31, the province reported 13 new deaths among those who had tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 30 days. Fifty deaths were reported for the week of Dec. 18 to 24.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 4,896 people in B.C. are believed to have died of causes linked to the coronavirus.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-covid-19-weekly-update-january-5-1.6705260

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