Reminder: people over 70 and clinically extremely vulnerable people are overrepresented in cases (because those are the ones who are allowed to get PCR tests), and hospitalizations/deaths (because they are most vulnerable). They are also the exact demographic which has been getting boosters, so it is possible that that cohort is doing better now while everybody else is doing worse. We just don’t know. 🙁
The good news is that the positivity rate is going down in most age groups (see charts below), so maybe the case rate is going down.
Anecdotally, there’s a lot of COVID-19 out there. This article gathers some anecdotes about businesses having trouble with people being out sic.
Today’s BC CDC weekly report says that the week ending on 21 May there were: +282 hospital admissions, +1,358 cases, +42 all-cause deaths.
Today’s weekly report says that last week (ending on 14 May) there were: +388 hospital admissions, +1,644 cases, +86 all-cause deaths.
Last week’s weekly report said that last week (ending on 14 May) there were: +334 hospital admissions, +1,645 cases, +59 all-cause deaths.
From the BC CDC weekly report:
From the BC CDC Situation Report: