B.C. sees slight increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations and 27 new deaths – CBC

Weekly report on respiratory diseases says no new flu-related deaths have been reported in children

Dec 15, 2022

B.C.’s Centre for Disease Control says COVID-19 hospitalizations are up slightly across the province, though the number of people requiring critical care is down somewhat.

The BCCDC reported 374 people in hospital with the virus on Thursday, a four per cent increase, and 31 patients in critical care — down from 34 the week before.

In the week leading up to Dec. 10, 27 new deaths were reported among people who had tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 30 days.

A total of 4,760 people in B.C. are suspected to have died of causes related to the coronavirus since the pandemic began.

During that same week, the number of cases confirmed by a PCR test and reported by the province jumped to 659 — up 22 per cent from the 539 reported the week prior.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-covid-19-weekly-update-december-15-1.6687741

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