COVID-19 hospitalizations inch up in B.C. – CBC

369 people are currently in hospital with the virus, including 29 in critical care

Oct 06, 2022

COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. are up slightly again this week as the province moves into the fall respiratory illness season.

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control reported 369 people in hospital with the virus Thursday, an increase of two patients from last week’s report. The number of people in critical care has fallen by one to 29.

In the week leading up to Oct. 1, 19 new deaths were reported among people who tested positive for the coronavirus within the previous 30 days. That brings the total number of deaths potentially linked to the disease to 4,321.

A total of 697 new cases of COVID-19 were reported by B.C. labs in the same week, marking a 9.6-per-cent increase from 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.

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