B.C. reports 15 fewer people in hospital with COVID-19, 2 fewer in the ICU and 1 more death – CBC

Hospitalizations fall to 273 from 288

Mar 29, 2022

B.C. health officials reported 273 people in hospital with COVID-19 on Tuesday, including 46 in intensive care, as the province recorded one more death from the disease and 287 new cases.

The new numbers represent a decrease of 15 COVID-19 patients hospitalized within the last 24 hours, including two fewer patients in the ICU. It’s a substantial drop after the number of hospitalized patients rose by 28 over the weekend.

Overall hospitalizations, which typically lag behind spikes and dips in new cases, are up by seven per cent from last Tuesday, when 254 people were in hospital with the disease and down about 48 per cent from a month ago when 523 people were in hospital.

The number of patients in intensive care is down by about four per cent from 48 a week ago and down by 45 per cent from a month ago when 83 people were in the ICU.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/covid-19-update-mar-29-1.6401807

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