B.C. records 706 new cases of COVID-19 and 4 more deaths – CBC

There are 291 people in hospital with the disease, 134 of whom are in intensive care

Sep 16, 2021

B.C. health officials announced 706 new cases of COVID-19 and four more deaths on Thursday.

In a written statement, the provincial Health Ministry said there are currently 5,844 active cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus in B.C.

A total of 291 people are in hospital, with 134 in intensive care.

Overall hospitalizations, which typically lag behind spikes and dips in new cases, are up by 11 per cent from last Thursday, when 262 people were in hospital with the disease and about 123 per cent from a month ago when 130 people were in hospital.

The number of patients in intensive care is up by about three per cent from 130 a week ago and by 185 per cent from a month ago when 47 people were in the ICU.

The provincial death toll from the disease is now 1,877 lives lost out of 177,186 confirmed cases to date.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/covid-19-update-sept-16-1.6177974

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