B.C. surpasses 5,000 deaths linked to COVID-19 as hospitalizations continue to dip – CBC

There were 268 people in hospital with the virus Thursday, including 17 in critical care

Jan 19, 2023

COVID-19 hospitalizations and the number of patients with the virus in critical care both decreased in B.C. this week, according to data provided by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control in its latest weekly update.

But the province passed a grim milestone, marking over 5,000 deaths linked to the coronavirus since the pandemic began in early 2020.

The BCCDC reported 268 people in hospital Thursday — a decrease of 11 per cent from the week before — and 17 people in critical care, down from 25 last week.

As of Jan. 14, the province says there were 27 new deaths reported among those who had tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 30 days.

A total of 5,007 people in British Columbia are believed to have died of causes linked to the virus since the beginning of the pandemic.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-covid-19-weekly-update-january-19-1.6720080

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