ICU patients more than double in a week as B.C. records 1,434 new cases of COVID-19 over 3 days – CBC

There are 104 people in hospital with the disease, 47 of whom are in intensive care

Aug 16, 2021

B.C. health officials announced Monday there were 1,434 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death over the past 72 hours.

The cases break down as follows:

Between Aug. 13-14, Friday to Saturday, there were 532 new cases.
Between Aug. 14-15, Saturday to Sunday, there were 441 new cases.
Between Aug. 15-16, Sunday to Monday, there were 461 new cases.
In a written statement, the provincial government said there are currently 5,090 active cases of people infected with the novel coronavirus in B.C.

A total of 104 people are in hospital, the first time since July 1 the number of people in hospital with COVID-19 has been over 100. Of those 47 are in intensive care, over twice as many as a week ago when only 20 people were in the ICU.

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