B.C. moves to weekly COVID 19 reporting, changes how deaths are counted – CBC

As of Thursday there were 334 people in hospital with COVID-19, including 38 in critical care

Apr 07, 2022

The British Columbia government has made the switch to providing COVID-19 updates on a weekly rather than daily basis, saying the change aligns with a shift away from a case-management model to a surveillance model.

A Health Ministry bulletin says the weekly reports will focus on identifying meaningful changes in key COVID-19 measurements and trends over time.

It also says that reporting on deaths is changing to count all deaths that occurred within 30 days of the person’s positive lab result, regardless of whether the underlying cause of death was found to be linked to COVID-19.

The change is the latest the province has made in its approach to managing the pandemic, which has claimed 3,004 lives to date.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/covid-19-weekly-reporting-beings-1.6412742

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