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

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 2:40 PST, Thu January 19, 2023

In the past week (Jan. 8 to 14) there were 560 new COVID-19 cases reported in B.C., bringing the overall total to 394,366 since the pandemic began.

Of the new cases, 117 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region (including Richmond), 215 in the Fraser Health region, 98 in the Island Health region, 97 in the Interior Health region, and 33 in the Northern Health region.

As of today, there are 268 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 in B.C., 17 of whom are in critical care.

There were 142 new hospital admissions in the past week (Jan. 8 to 14). Of those, 41 were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 52 in the Fraser Health region, 25 in the Island Health region, 14 in the Interior Health region, and 10 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 (Jan. 1 to 7) increased to 195 from the 155 originally reported last week.

There were 24 new critical care admissions in the past week (Jan. 8 to 14). Of those, four were in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, 11 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 (Jan. 1 to 7) increased to 37 from the 36 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 27 deaths between Jan. 8 and 14. 

Of those who died, three lived in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, eight in the Fraser Health region, six in the Island Health region, 10 in the Interior Health region, and none 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 (Jan. 1 to 7) increased to 42 from the 28 originally reported last week. Deaths the previous week (Dec. 25 to 31) increased by three to 40.

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

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