Last week I said that the public health guidance on masks changed briefly, then changed back. This article says that was a mistake, that an old stale version accidentally got pushed. (Sounds like they need a better publishing workflow.)
This article says that Pub Health was going to open twenty surge centres on Monday for respiratory diseases (which I assume they did, but saw no press about it). Opening surge centres now kind of seems like building a barn after all the horses ran away (given that respiratory diseases peaked four to six weeks ago), but okay…
As of today, the BC CDC weekly report said that in the week ending on 7 Jan there were: +661 confirmed cases, +155 hospital admissions, +36 ICU admissions, +28 all-cause deaths.
As of today, the weekly report said that the previous week (data through 31 Dec) there were: +691 confirmed cases, +226 hospital admissions, +48 ICU admissions, +37 all-cause deaths.
Last week, the BC CDC weekly report said that in the week ending on 31 Dec there were: +693 confirmed cases, +123 hospital admissions, +45 ICU admissions, +13 all-cause deaths.
Last week, the weekly report said that the previous week (data through 24 Dec) there were: +556 confirmed cases, +199 hospital admissions, +39 ICU admissions, +50 all-cause deaths.
The BC CDC weekly report says that there are 302 in hospital / 25 in ICU as of 12 Jan 2023.
From the BC CDC Situation Report page as of 12 Jan (with data through 25 Dec):
From the BC CDC Vaccination Coverage report as of 12 Jan (with data through 4 Jan):
The BC CDC VoC report of 12 Jan (covering data through 25 Dec) indicates that there still isn’t a dominant strain in BC: