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B.C. reports COVID-19 data from Nov. 6 to 12

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:07 PST, Thu November 17, 2022

In the past week (Nov. 6 to 12) there were 487 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C., bringing the overall total to 388,984 since the pandemic began.

Of the new cases, 97 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 147 in the Fraser Health region, 84 in the Island Health region, 136 in the Interior Health region, and 23 in the Northern Health region.

As of today, there are 328 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in B.C., 26 of whom are in critical care.

There were 144 new hospital admissions in the past week (Nov. 6 to 12). Of those, 33 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 57 in the Fraser Health region, 24 in the Island Health region, 23 in the Interior Health region, and seven 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 (Oct. 30 to Nov. 5) increased to 159 from the 124 originally reported last week.

There were 33 new critical care admissions in the past week (Nov. 6 to 12). Of those, four were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 16 in the Fraser Health region, four in the Island Health region, three in the Interior Health region, and six 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 (Oct. 30 to Nov. 5) increased to 26 from the 24 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 30 deaths between Nov. 6 and 12. 

Of those who died, two lived in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, nine in the Fraser Health region, six in the Island Health region, nine 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 number of COVID-19 deaths in the previous week (Oct. 30 to Nov. 5) increased to 40 from the 20 originally reported last week. Deaths the previous week (Oct. 23 to 29) increased by three to 31.

Maps of COVID-19 cases by local health area have been discontinued. The province’s integrated surveillance platform provides information on respiratory illness patterns across the province.

For more information and data, visit bccdc.ca/health-professionals/data-reports/respiratory-diseases.

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