COVID-19 hospitalizations down 15%, while number of people in intensive care ticks upwards – CBC

Number of cases of flu also continues to decline following an earlier-than-usual peak

Jan 26, 2023

COVID-19 hospitalizations were down this week, but the number of patients in critical care rose, according to data provided by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control in its latest weekly update.

The BCCDC reported 228 people with COVID-19 in hospital Thursday — a decrease of nearly 15 per cent from the week before — and 22 people in critical care, up from 17 last week.

As of Jan. 21, the province says there were 27 new deaths reported among those who had tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 30 days, the same number reported last week.

A total of 5,061 people in British Columbia are believed to have died of causes linked to the virus since the beginning of the pandemic.

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