B.C. passes 4,000 COVID-19-related deaths as hospitalizations dip slightly – CBC

Province reports 366 people in hospital with the virus this week and 22 in critical care

Aug 18, 2022

British Columbia marked a grim milestone this week as the total number of people who have died due to COVID-19 passed 4,000, according to the latest provincial figures.

On Thursday, the B.C. Centre for Disease Control shared its latest COVID-19 data, which showed 366 people in hospital — a decrease of about seven per cent — and 22 people in critical care, the same number as last week.

It also reported 24 more deaths due to the disease, bringing the total to 4,037. Last week, the total number was reported as 3,995.

The government’s weekly numbers, which it says are preliminary, are often changed retroactively due to delays in the count and the new way the province measures weekly cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

Deaths are now calculated based on whether they occurred within 30 days of a positive COVID-19 test, whether or not the coronavirus has been confirmed as an underlying cause of death.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-surpasses-4-000-covid-deaths-1.6555736

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