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B.C. reports COVID-19 data from May 1 to 7

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:57 PDT, Thu May 12, 2022

In the past week (May 1 to 7) there were 1,987 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C., bringing the overall total to 367,559 since the pandemic began.

Of the new cases, 330 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 742 in the Fraser Health region, 373 in the Island Health region, 445 in the Interior Health region, and 97 in the Northern Health region.

As of today, there are 596 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 54 of whom are in critical care.

There were 331 new hospital admissions in the past week (May 1 to 7). Of those, 71 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 155 in the Fraser Health region, 40 in the Island Health region, 50 in the Interior Health region, and 15 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 24 to 30) increased to 434 from the 375 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 59 deaths between May 1 and 7. 

Of those who died, 16 lived in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 17 in the Fraser Health region, 13 in the Island Health region, 10 in the Interior Health region, and three 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 24 to 30) increased to 68 from the 50 originally reported last week. Deaths the previous week (April 17 to 23) also increased by four to 70.

Locally, the latest data from the BCCDC indicates that there were 54 cases in Richmond last week (May 1 to 7), up slightly from 50 the previous week (April 24 to 30).

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

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