Number of COVID-19 patients in critical care rises to 28, as B.C. hospitalizations, deaths continue to fall – CBC

28 people are in ICU, up 47 per cent from 19 patients a week ago

Jun 23, 2022

Another 26 people died in B.C. last week after testing positive for COVID-19, while the number of patients in hospital with the disease has fallen by three, according to the province’s latest reports on the pandemic.

As of Thursday, 273 people are in hospital with the novel coronavirus, including 28 in intensive care, according to the B.C. COVID-19 dashboard.

That’s a decrease of just one per cent in overall hospitalizations from last Thursday, when the province reported 276 people in hospital. The number of people in ICU is up 47 per cent, from 19 patients a week ago.

The government says its weekly report numbers are preliminary. It has been retroactively adjusting them due to delays in the count and the new way in which it measures weekly cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

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