B.C. reports spike of 47 more people in hospital with COVID-19 over the weekend – CBC

Number of patients in intensive care has risen by 1 since Friday; data on new deaths delayed

Apr 04, 2022

B.C. health officials reported 321 people in hospital with COVID-19 on Monday, including 36 in intensive care, as the province announced that information on the deaths recorded over the weekend has been delayed.

Another 728 new cases of the disease have been recorded in the last three days. A statement from the province says updated numbers on COVID-related deaths won’t be available until Thursday.

The new numbers represent an increase of 47 COVID-19 patients hospitalized since Friday, and one additional patient in the ICU.

Overall hospitalizations, which typically lag behind spikes and dips in new cases, are up by 11 per cent from last Monday, when 288 people were in hospital with the disease.

The number of patients in intensive care is down by about 25 per cent from 48 a week ago.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/covid-19-update-month-day-1.6408238

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