COVID-19 in British Columbia hospitals held nearly steady over the past week, but the number of admissions appears to be trending steadily downward.As of Thursday there were 273 cases in hospital, a one-week decline of just three, and 28 cases in intensive care, a one-week increase of nine, according to the B.C.
Centre for Disease Control.Under B.C.’s “census” reporting model, all positive cases are counted regardless of the reason the patient was admitted to hospital.The BCCDC also reported 642 cases for the week ending June 18, though due to restrictions on PCR testing the true figure is likely significantly higher.Just over 12,200 tests were performed the week ending June 18, and the province-wide test positivity rate was 7.3 per cent.
That’s less than a third of at the peak of the sixth wave, but still higher than any other time in the pandemic than around the 2021 new year or March to April, 2021.
B.C. not suspending vaccine mandate for public sector, health-care workers British Columbia’s weekly data reporting regime also provides information on hospital admissions and deaths, though both metrics are only current as of June 18, and are typically revised upward significantly in following weeks.For the week ending June 18, the BCCDC reported 156 hospital admissions.