This article says that almost 100 prisoners at Mission Institution federal prison got COVID-19.
This article reports that the fall vax campaign has been somewhere between glitchy and fucked up.
This North Shore News online survey says that 80% of the people polled say that they will get a fall booster:
This article reports that the cruise liner business did not, in fact, suffer irreparable harm from closing ports to foreign cruise liners during the pandemic. Apparently it’s been a record-breaking cruise season for BC.
It is hard to fathom, but per this tweet, it appears that BC CDC only counts first infections in COVID-19 case counts and deaths. (I don’t know if they count COVID-19 hospitalizations for reinfections. I sure hope they do.) If reinfections aren’t counted at all, ever, then these stats are even more meaningless than we thought.
As of today, the BC CDC weekly report said that in the week ending on 15 October there were: +628 confirmed cases, +174 hospital admissions, +31 ICU admissions, +32 all-cause deaths.
As of today, the weekly report said that the previous week (data through 8 October September) there were: +697 confirmed cases, +237 hospital admissions, +42 ICU admissions, +44 all-cause deaths.
Last week, the weekly report said that in the week ending on 8 October there were: +697 confirmed cases, +181 hospital admissions, +36 ICU admissions, +25 all-cause deaths.
Last week, the report said that the previous week (data through 1 October September) there were: +696 confirmed cases, +245 hospital admissions, +30 ICU admissions, +36 all-cause deaths.
The BC CDC dashboard says that there are 389 in hospital / 21 in ICU as of 20 October 2022.
The positivity rate has been going up recently, especially among non-MSP testing. Non-MSP testing is for people who are covered by the federal government or who are not covered at all. I am not sure who-all is covered, but definitely people in federal prisons in BC. (I don’t know if foreign travellers are included in non-MSP, but the federal government is only doing sampling of travellers now. ) Maybe the 100 in the prison (see above) were a really big share of the positive tests?