It sure looks like COVID-19 levels peaked and are heading down. Why? Beats me.
Health Care System
This article says that 48% of BC health care aid workers want to quit.
I hear people say, “oh, it’s not COVID, it’s just a cold”? Check out the proportion of COVID in the BC CDC’s viral pathogens surveillance:
There is a little bit of Enterovirus/rhinovirus (green), but seriously, folks, that illness you have? It’s COVID.
As of 19 Oct, the BC CDC situation report says that in the week ending on 14 Oct there were: +734 reported cases, +251 hospital admissions, +22 ICU admissions, and +44 thirty-day all-cause deaths*.
In the week ending 7 Oct, there were +818 reported cases, +268 hospital admissions, +26 ICU admissions, and +48 thirty-day all-cause deaths*.
For comparison, in the previous update, in the week ending on 7 Oct there were: +807 reported cases, +226 hospital admissions, +24 ICU admissions, and +26 thirty-day all-cause deaths*.
*All-cause deaths in people who had a positive COVID-19 test in the prior 30 days, that is.
There were 328 people in hospital with COVID-19 on 19 October.
They are still being slow with sequencing. From the BC CDC Genomic Surveillance page:
From Jeff’s spreadsheet:
From the BC CDC Situation Report of 19 Oct 2023: