COVID-19 hospitalizations down in B.C. as province still waiting to see impact from holidays – CBC

The BCCDC says there are 302 people in hospital with the disease, including 25 in critical care

Jan 12, 2023

COVID-19 hospitalizations across B.C. decreased this week, seven days after the province’s health minister said he expected to see a delayed impact of holiday gatherings on the health-care system in early January.

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control reported 302 people in hospital with the virus on Thursday, a 15 per cent decrease from the week before. The number of British Columbians with COVID-19 in critical care stayed steady at 25.

As of Jan. 7, the BCCDC says there were 28 new deaths reported among people who had tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 30 days. A total of 4,961 people in British Columbia are believed to have died of causes linked to the virus since the beginning of the pandemic.

The province reported 661 confirmed new cases as of Jan. 7, a 4.6 per cent decrease from the 693 reported the week before.

The number of deaths, hospitalizations and reported cases can be revised retroactively, as the BCCDC and the provincial Health Ministry receive updated data from regional health authorities.

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