COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. dip slightly while ICU numbers drop by a 3rd – CBC

365 people are currently in hospital with the virus, 19 in critical care

Oct 13, 2022

COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. dipped slightly as the number of patients in intensive care dropped by more than a third since the B.C. Centre for Disease Control’s last weekly report.

The BCCDC reported 365 people in hospital with the virus Thursday, a decrease of four patients from last week’s report, while the number of people in critical care fell from 29 to 19.

In the week leading up to Oct. 8, 25 new deaths were reported among people who tested positive for the coronavirus within the previous 30 days. That brings the number of deaths potentially linked to the disease to 4,370.

That same week, a total of 697 new cases of COVID-19 were reported by B.C. labs, the same number reported the previous week. Case totals are understood to be significant underestimates of the true spread of the disease because most people are now testing themselves at home.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/covid-hospitalizations-dip-1.6616048

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