B.C. records 560 new cases of COVID-19 and 5 more deaths – CBC

There are 382 people in hospital with the disease, 146 of whom are in intensive care

Oct 19, 2021

The B.C. government announced 560 new cases of COVID-19 and five more deaths on Tuesday.

In a written statement, the province said there are currently 4,913 active cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus in B.C.

A total of 382 people are in hospital, including 146 in intensive care.

Overall hospitalizations, which typically lag behind spikes and dips in new cases, are up by seven per cent from last Tuesday, when 357 people were in hospital with the disease and about 24 per cent from a month ago when 307 people were in hospital.

The number of patients in intensive care is down by about five per cent from 153 a week ago and by six per cent from a month ago when 156 people were in the ICU.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/covid-19-update-oct19-1.6216422

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