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B.C. reports COVID-19 data from May 8 to 14

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:01 PDT, Thu May 19, 2022

In the past week (May 8 to 14) there were 1,645 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C., bringing the overall total to 369,202 since the pandemic began.

Of the new cases, 325 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 588 in the Fraser Health region, 267 in the Island Health region, 372 in the Interior Health region, and 93 in the Northern Health region.

As of today, there are 540 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 49 of whom are in critical care.

There were 334 new hospital admissions in the past week (May 8 to 14). Of those, 73 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 148 in the Fraser Health region, 34 in the Island Health region, 61 in the Interior Health region, and 18 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 (May 1 to 7) increased to 391 from the 331 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 8 and 14. 

Of those who died, nine lived in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 26 in the Fraser Health region, eight in the Island Health region, 13 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 (May 1 to 7) increased to 84 from the 59 originally reported last week. Deaths the previous week (April 24 to 30) also increased by four to 72.

Locally, the latest data from the BCCDC indicates that there were 58 cases in Richmond last week (May 8 to 14), up slightly from 54 the previous week (May 1 to 7).

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

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