This article says that the Supreme Court of BC ruled that evidential discovery could still be done over videochat, even though the plaintiff argued that in person examination was once again the default mode of examination. The court basically said (paraphrasing heavily!), “so what, we saw it worked, no reason to dump Zoom calls for evidence now.”
As of 27 Oct, the BC CDC situation report says that in the week ending on 21 Oct there were: +571 reported cases, +179 hospital admissions, +28 ICU admissions, and +54 thirty-day all-cause deaths*.
In the week ending 14 Oct, there were +739 reported cases, +274 hospital admissions, +24 ICU admissions, and +62 thirty-day all-cause deaths*.
For comparison, in the previous update, they reported 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*.
*All-cause deaths in people who had a positive COVID-19 test in the prior 30 days, that is.
There were 263 people in hospital and 13 in critical care with COVID-19 on 26 October.
From Jeff’s spreadsheets based on Metro Van data:
From the BC CDC Situation Report as of 27 Oct 2023: