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B.C. reports COVID-19 data from April 24 to 30

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 1:39 PDT, Thu May 5, 2022

In the past week (April 24 to 30) there were 2,283 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C., bringing the overall total to 365,577 since the pandemic began.

Of the new cases, 383 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 867 in the Fraser Health region, 379 in the Island Health region, 526 in the Interior Health region, and 128 in the Northern Health region.

As of today, there are 550 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 39 of whom are in critical care.

There were 375 new hospital admissions in the past week (April 24 to 30). Of those, 90 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 157 in the Fraser Health region, 53 in the Island Health region, 55 in the Interior Health region, and 20 in the Northern Health region. According to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) report, these numbers are expected to increase as data become more complete.

The number of COVID-19 admissions in the previous week (April 17 to 23) increased to 418 from the 355 originally reported last week.

The 30-day all-cause mortality report, which includes COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 related deaths occurring within 30 days from a positive lab result, indicates there were 50 deaths between April 24 and 30. 

Of those who died, nine lived in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 10 in the Fraser Health region, 15 in the Island Health region, 15 in the Interior Health region, and one in the Northern Health region. According to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) report, these numbers are expected to increase as data become more complete.

The number of COVID-19 deaths in the previous week (April 17 to 23) increased to 66 from the 42 originally reported last week. Deaths in the previous week (April 10 to 16) also increased by five to 57.

Locally, the latest data from the BCCDC indicates that there were 50 cases in Richmond last week (April 24 to 30), down from 51 the previous week (April 17 to 23).

For more information and data, visit the BCCDC website: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data.

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