Number of patients in hospital with COVID-19 drops nearly 23% as B.C.’s downward trend continues – CBC

The province is reporting 43 deaths among positive cases, a number that is likely to change

Jun 09, 2022

The number of patients in B.C. hospitals with COVID-19 continues to fall, according to the latest data from the province.

As of Wednesday, 325 people with COVID-19 are in hospital, including 28 in intensive care, according to the B.C. COVID-19 dashboard.

That’s a decrease of 22.8 per cent in overall hospitalizations from last Thursday when the province reported 421 people in hospital. The number of patients in the ICU is 31.7 per cent lower than a week ago.

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

The numbers released Thursday are part of a relatively recent change in approach from B.C. health officials, both in the move to weekly reporting and in how certain metrics are calculated.

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