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B.C. reports COVID-19 data from July 17 to 23

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:41 PDT, Thu July 28, 2022

In the past week (July 17 to 23) there were 921 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C., bringing the overall total to 378,291 since the pandemic began.

Of the new cases, 219 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 328 in the Fraser Health region, 150 in the Island Health region, 162 in the Interior Health region, and 62 in the Northern Health region.

As of today, there are 401 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in B.C., 35 of whom are in critical care.

There were 222 new hospital admissions in the past week (July 17 to 23). Of those, 72 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 81 in the Fraser Health region, 28 in the Island Health region, 26 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 (July 10 to 16) increased to 293 from the 246 originally reported last week.

There were 39 new critical care admissions in the past week (July 17 to 23). Of those, 10 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 17 in the Fraser Health region, five in the Island Health region, three in the Interior Health region, and four 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 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 29 deaths between July 17 and 23. 

Of those who died, two lived in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 13 in the Fraser Health region, five in the Island Health region, six 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 (July 10 to 16) increased to 39 from the 21 originally reported last week. Deaths the previous week (July 3 to 9) increased by three to 32.

Locally, the latest data from the BCCDC indicates that there were 30 cases in Richmond last week (July 17 to 23), down from 48 the previous week (July 10 to 16).

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

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