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  • Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...bers-1.6491459

    COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. drop below 300, with 19 patients in ICU
    Data shows decline in viral loads in four of five Metro Vancouver wastewater plants
    Jon Azpiri · CBC News · Posted: Jun 16, 2022 3:23 PM PT | Last Updated: 1 hour ago

    The number of patients in intensive care with COVID-19 has dipped below 20 as a downward trend in hospitalizations continues, according to the latest data from the province.

    As of Wednesday, 276 people with COVID are in hospital, including 19 in intensive care, according to the B.C. COVID-19 dashboard.

    That's a decrease in overall hospitalizations of around 15 per cent from last Thursday, when the province reported 325 people in hospital. The number of ICU patients is less than half of what it was two weeks ago, when the province had 41 people with COVID in intensive care.

    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.

    Much of the data from the province is in a weekly report from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, which includes cases, hospital admissions and deaths — although all of those numbers are at least five days old.

    The province is reporting 50 deaths between June 5 and 11. That number, which is being reported differently than in the past, includes the death of anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 30 days, whether or not the disease has been confirmed as a contributing factor in their death.

    The number of deaths is also likely to change significantly by next week...

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    • Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/8942873/c...trending-down/

      COVID-19: Cases in B.C. hospitals hold steady, but admissions trending down
      By Simon Little Global News
      Posted June 23, 2022 5:12 pm

      After several weeks of marked declines, the number of people with COVID-19 in British Columbia hospitals held nearly steady over the past week, but the number of admissions appears to be trending steadily downward.

      As of Thursday there were 273 cases in hospital, a one-week decline of just three, and 28 cases in intensive care, a one-week increase of nine, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.

      Under B.C.’s “census” reporting model, all positive cases are counted regardless of the reason the patient was admitted to hospital.

      The BCCDC also reported 642 cases for the week ending June 18, though due to restrictions on PCR testing the true figure is likely significantly higher...

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      • Source: https://www.coastreporter.net/local-...s-week-5537719

        COVID-19 cases, deaths down from previous week
        COVID-19 case counts showing typical summer decline.
        Nelson Bennett
        42 minutes ago

        As B.C. enters its third summer since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, infections continue to fall, as they typically do during the summer months.

        While COVID-19 case counts are down across Canada, public health officials are concerned there could be a spike in certain Omicron variant infections, such as the BA.4 and BA.5, entering the fall flu season.

        Canada’s chief public health officer is therefore urging all Canadians to get a third vaccine, as two doses offer less protection against Omicron strains.

        In its weekly update, for the period of June 19 to 25, the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) reports that there were 620 new cases of COVID-19 in B.C., 169 hospital admissions, and 17 deaths.

        That’s down from 642 new cases, 273 hospitalizations and 32 deaths for the previous reporting period of June 12 to 18, and down from 62 deaths reported for the week of June 5 to 11.

        Since switching to weekly reporting, the BCDC now provides COVID-19 data from the previous week...

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        • Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...ly-7-1.6514145

          B.C. enters third Omicron wave as COVID hospitalizations jump 35% over last week
          369 in hospital with COVID-19; 36 in critical care
          Eva Uguen-Csenge · CBC News · Posted: Jul 07, 2022 4:57 PM PT | Last Updated: July 8

          B.C.'s health minister confirmed the province is entering its third wave of the Omicron COVID-19 variant as hospitalizations jumped 35 per cent in the last week.

          A day after Ontario announced its third wave, Adrian Dix said cases in British Columbia are also trending upwards, though not as significantly as hospitalizations.

          "We're not seeing a major increase in critical care in the most severe outcomes for people who are in hospital and are positive for COVID-19," said Dix in an interview with Early Edition host Stephen Quinn.

          As of Thursday, 369 people are in hospital with the novel coronavirus, including 36 in intensive care, according to the B.C. COVID-19 dashboard...

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          • Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/8990764/b...-july-14-2022/

            COVID-19: Cases in B.C. hospitals climb by 57 as admissions trend up for 3rd week
            By Simon Little Global News
            Posted July 14, 2022 4:59 pm

            The number of COVID-19 cases in British Columbia hospitals climbed by more than 50 this week, as officials reported a continued upward trend in admissions.

            As of July 14 there were 426 cases in hospital, up 57 from last Thursday, and 34 cases in ICU, a decrease of two, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control...

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            • Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/9006969/b...-july-21-2022/

              COVID-19: Cases in hospital dip, but admissions rise for 4th straight week
              By Simon Little Global News
              Posted July 21, 2022 5:20 pm

              The total number of patients with COVID-19 in B.C. hospitals dropped Thursday, but hospital admissions climbed for the fourth consecutive week.

              As of July 21 there were 406 COVID-positive patients in hospital, a drop of 20 over last Thursday, and the first decline since mid-June. There were 30 patients in ICU, a drop of four, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.

              Under B.C.’s “census” reporting model, all positive cases are counted regardless of the reason the patient was admitted to hospital.

              The BCCDC’s Thursday update also reported 1,044 new cases in the week ending July 16. PCR testing remains heavily restricted, however, with just over 11,000 tests conducted that week.

              The province-wide test positivity rate sat at 12.8 per cent, the highest it has been since mid-February...

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              • Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...y-28-1.6535688

                ICU admissions from COVID-19 up 16 per cent in B.C., but hospitalizations down slightly
                401 in hospital after testing positive for COVID-19; 35 in critical care
                Akshay Kulkarni · CBC News · Posted: Jul 28, 2022 5:03 PM PT | Last Updated: July 28

                British Columbia is reporting a small uptick in critical care admissions due to COVID-19, with a slight decrease in overall hospitalizations, according to the latest pandemic data provided by health authorities Thursday.

                As of Thursday, 401 people are in hospital after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, including 35 people in critical care, according to the B.C. COVID-19 dashboard.

                That's a decrease of 1.2 per cent in overall hospitalizations from last Thursday when the province reported 406 people in hospital. The number of patients in ICU is up 16.6 per cent from 30 a week ago.

                A total of 29 people died within a month of testing positive between July 17 and 23, according to the province. Most pandemic data provided Thursday covers the week ending July 23...

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                • Source: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-covid-19-h...date-1.6014715

                  B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations rise slightly in latest update
                  Ian Holliday
                  CTVNewsVancouver.ca Reporter
                  Updated Aug. 4, 2022 5:15 p.m. EDT
                  Published Aug. 4, 2022 4:44 p.m. EDT

                  There were 410 COVID-19-positive patients in B.C. hospitals Thursday, an increase of nine from last week, but within the same general range the province has seen since mid-July.

                  The number of patients receiving critical care, meanwhile, rose slightly to 38, the highest level seen since early June.

                  Hospitalization totals in B.C. include both those who have serious cases of COVID-19 requiring hospital care and those who are admitted to hospitals for other reasons and test positive incidentally.

                  Since the province switched to this "hospital census" model for counting hospitalizations, there have been as many as 985 test-positive patients in B.C. hospitals and as few as 255.

                  Health officials have previously estimated that about half of the people reported in hospital with COVID-19 at any given time were hospitalized for reasons unrelated to the coronavirus and tested positive incidentally.

                  The Health Ministry cited high numbers of incidental hospitalizations, along with the lack of comprehensive testing and waning vaccine immunity as reasons why the B.C. Centre for Disease Control recently stopped reporting case outcomes by vaccination status on its COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard.

                  The BCCDC reports 983 new, lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 for the week of July 24 to 30, the most recent full "epidemiological week." ...

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                  • Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...port-1.6549048

                    Number of people in ICU with COVID-19 down 42 per cent, according to B.C.'s latest weekly report
                    Overall COVID-19 hospitalizations also fall with 398 people in hospital and 22 in intensive care
                    Jon Azpiri · CBC News · Posted: Aug 11, 2022 5:29 PM PT | Last Updated: 1 hour ago

                    British Columbia is reporting a decline in the number of people in hospital who have tested positive for COVID-19 and a sharp drop in the number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care.

                    Data from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control shows 398 people in hospital with COVID-19, down about three per cent from the week before. Twenty-two patients are in critical care, the lowest total since mid-June and a drop of more than 40 per cent from last week when there were 38 people in the ICU.

                    A total of 28 people died within a month of testing positive for COVID-19 between July 31 and Aug. 6, according to the province, bringing the number of lives lost to 3,995. The number of deaths between July 24 and July 30 has been revised upwards to 54, nearly double the number reported last week.

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

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                    • Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...aths-1.6555736

                      B.C. surpasses 4,000 COVID-19-related deaths as hospitalizations dip slightly
                      Province reports 366 people in hospital with the virus this week and 22 in critical care
                      CBC News · Posted: Aug 18, 2022 6:05 PM PT | Last Updated: August 18

                      British Columbia reached a grim milestone this week, recording 24 new deaths due to COVID-19, pushing the total number of people who have died since the beginning of the pandemic over 4,000 to 4,037.

                      The province is reporting a slight drop in the number of people in hospital who have tested positive for COVID-19, while the number of patients in critical care with the virus remains the same.

                      On Thursday, the B.C. Centre for Disease Control shared its latest COVID-19 data, which showed 366 people in hospital — a decrease of about seven per cent —and 22 people in critical care, the same number as last week.

                      Deaths are now calculated based on whether they occurred within 30 days of a positive COVID-19 test, whether or not the virus has been confirmed as an underlying cause of death...

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                      • Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...2022-1.6562766

                        Number of people in B.C. hospitals with COVID-19 down almost 10 per cent
                        Province reports 331 people in hospital with the virus this week and 29 in critical care
                        Jon Azpiri · CBC News · Posted: Aug 25, 2022 6:08 PM PT | Last Updated: August 25

                        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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                        • Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/9100614/b...tember-1-2022/


                          4 in 10 recent deaths linked to COVID-19 were actually caused by the virus: BCCDC
                          By Simon Little Global News
                          Posted September 1, 2022 6:22 pm

                          An average of just over four in 10 deaths linked to COVID-19 in B.C. between April and mid-August were actually caused by the virus, reports the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.

                          The BCCDC’s most recent situation report reports 1,110 deaths since the province moved to its “30 day all cause mortality” reporting model on April 2. The virus was listed as the underlying cause for 427 of them.

                          Investigators are still investigating the underlying cause of 107 fatalities during that timeframe, but have confirmed COVID-19 was not the underlying cause of the remaining 576 deaths.

                          That “30 day all cause mortality” model includes all deaths within 30 days of a patient testing positive for the virus, no matter the cause of death. Officials have acknowledged it results in an overestimation of the true number of deaths caused by COVID-19...

                          ...Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 cases in B.C. hospitals has fallen to its lowest level since the end of June, according to Thursday’s update from the BCCDC.

                          As of Sept. 1, there were 306 positive cases in B.C. hospitals, a decrease of 25 from a week prior, and 25 cases in critical care, a decrease of four.

                          The province counts all positive cases in the hospital, regardless for the reason a patient was admitted.

                          Hospital admissions also appear to be continuing a gradual downward trend, as of the seven-day counting period ending Aug. 27.

                          The BCCDC reported 160 COVID-positive admissions during that timeframe, however, the data is preliminary and weekly admission data has been consistently revised and significantly increased...

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                          • Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...mbia-1.6576699

                            COVID-19 hospitalizations up slightly in B.C. after 4-week decline
                            Province encouraging people 5 years and older to sign up for booster shots this fall
                            Josh Grant · CBC News · Posted: Sep 08, 2022 7:18 PM PT | Last Updated: September 8

                            COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. are up slightly after slowly declining for the last four weeks, according to the latest weekly report from the province on Thursday.

                            The B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) reported 147 people in hospital, an increase of almost six per cent from the week before. Twenty-two people are currently in critical care due to the virus, down three from last week's report.

                            There were 22 deaths reported this week, bringing the total number of people in B.C. who have died due to COVID-related causes since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,183...

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                            • Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...down-1.6584742

                              B.C. COVID-19 hospital numbers continue to drop
                              314 people in hospital with COVID-19 as of Thursday with 23 in critical care
                              Jon Azpiri · CBC News · Posted: Sep 15, 2022 5:03 PM PT | Last Updated: September 15

                              The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 dropped slightly over the past seven days, according to the latest numbers from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.

                              There are 314 people in hospital with COVID-19 as of Thursday, according to the BCCDC, a drop of three per cent from the week before.

                              Hospitalizations from COVID-19 have been on a general downward trend since late July.

                              Twenty-three patients are in critical care, up one from last Thursday.

                              The province also reported 16 more deaths between Sept. 4 and 10, bringing the total to 4,216...

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                              • Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/9149240/b...ember-22-2022/

                                Cases in B.C. hospitals at 11-week low but admissions rise; COVID-19 still killing about 3 per day
                                By Simon Little Global News
                                Posted September 22, 2022 5:51 pm

                                The number of patients with COVID-19 in B.C. hospitals has fallen again, but the number of weekly admissions with the virus ticked upward for the first time since mid-August, according to data released on Thursday.

                                According to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), as of Sept. 22 there were 305 COVID-positive patients in hospital, down nine from last Thursday, with 22 in critical care.

                                Thursday’s update reported the fewest COVID patients in hospital since June 30.

                                B.C.’s hospitalization model counts all cases in hospital, regardless of their reason for admission.

                                The province-wide test positivity rate as of Sept 17 was 6.7 per cent — the lowest it has been since late March...

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