Number of COVID-positive patients in hospital rises for 2nd straight week – CBC

240 people are in hospital with the disease, up from 193 the week before

Feb 23, 2023

For the second week in a row, the number of patients in B.C. hospitals with COVID-19 rose, the B.C. Centre for Disease Control reported Thursday.

The centre’s weekly report noted 240 patients in hospital with the virus that causes COVID-19 as of Feb. 23. A week ago, there were 193.

Seventeen patients are in critical care, up by two from 15 last week. The year began with 356 people in hospital.

However, the B.C. Centre for Disease Control says severe outcomes are not increasing.

“Trends in severe outcomes have been relatively stable or declining overall based on the information available thus far,” the weekly report stated.

The centre reported the week ending Feb. 18 saw 22 deaths within 30 days of the first positive COVID-19 test result compared to 13 the week before.

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