Number of people in B.C. hospitals with COVID-19 down almost 10 per cent – CBC

Province reports 331 people in hospital with the virus this week and 29 in critical care

Aug 25, 2022

The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 declined for the third consecutive week while the number of patients in critical care has risen since the province last released COVID-19 data last week.

Data from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control shows 331 people in hospital with COVID-19 as of Thursday, a decline of about 10 per cent from the week before and down about 19 per cent from the total of 410 reported on Aug. 4.

Twenty-nine patients are in critical care, up seven from last Thursday.

The province also reported 33 more deaths between Aug. 14 and 20, bringing the total to 4,097.

The government’s weekly numbers, which it says are preliminary, are often changed retroactively due to delays in the count and the new way the province measures weekly cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

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