This article reports that the province expects most residents will start getting the BA.1 boosters starting in October. Note that the wording was “most residents”. There is a small amount of this vax which is going to show up in-country tomorrow, and if it is distributed proportionate to population, BC should get about 100K doses. I bet that some small, vulnerable populations — probably long term care home residents over 80 — will get shots very soon.
This article says that people are about evenly split between worried about COVID-19 now, not worried now but worried about a fall spike, and not worried at all:
This week’s BC CDC weekly report said that in the week ending on 27 August there were: +651 cases, +160 hospital admissions, +25 ICU admissions, +33 all-cause deaths.
This week’s report said that the previous week (data through 20 Aug) there were: +737 cases, +213 hospital admissions, +44 ICU admissions, +45 all-cause deaths.
Last week’s BC CDC weekly report said that in the week ending on 20 Aug there were: +737 cases, +180 hospital admissions, +41 ICU admissions, +33 all-cause deaths.
Last week’s report said that the previous week (data through 13 Aug) there were: +878 cases, +231 hospital admissions, +32 ICU admissions, +43 all-cause deaths.
The BC CDC dashboard says that there are 306 in hospital / 25 in ICU as of 1 September 2022.
From the VOC report: