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B.C. reports COVID-19 data from Sept. 11 to 17

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 3:00 PDT, Thu September 22, 2022

In the past week (Sept. 11 to 17) there were 637 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C., bringing the overall total to 384,266 since the pandemic began.

Of the new cases, 136 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 196 in the Fraser Health region, 132 in the Island Health region, 126 in the Interior Health region, and 47 in the Northern Health region.

As of today, there are 305 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in B.C., 22 of whom are in critical care.

There were 155 new hospital admissions in the past week (Sept. 11 to 17). Of those, 35 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 57 in the Fraser Health region, 34 in the Island Health region, 21 in the Interior Health region, and eight 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 (Sept. 4 to 10) increased to 180 from the 142 originally reported last week.

There were 27 new critical care admissions in the past week (Sept. 11 to 17). Of those, five were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 13 in the Fraser Health region, five in the Island Health region, three 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 critical care admissions in the previous week (Sept. 4 to 10) remained the same as last week’s report, with 31.

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 22 deaths between Sept. 11 and 17. 

Of those who died, five lived in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, four in the Fraser Health region, four in the Island Health region, nine in the Interior Health region, and zero 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 (Sept. 4 to 10) increased to 26 from the 16 originally reported last week. Deaths the previous week (Aug. 28 to Sept. 3) increased by four to 40.

Locally, the latest data from the BCCDC indicates that there were 30 cases in Richmond last week (Sept. 11 to 17), up from 21 the previous week (Sept. 4 to 10).

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

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