COVID-19 levels have still not gotten down to where we were in summer 2023, but pretty much all the indicators say that they are falling.
This article reports that 528,575 people — slightly over 10% of BC residents — have gotten a fall COVID-19 booster. 740,529 have gotten flu shots.
It also says that many pharmacies’ COVID-19 appointments are fully booked until December. Note, however, that that article and anecdotal reports from my informants says that appointments do sometimes open up kind of last-minute.
As of 2 Nov, the BC CDC situation report says that in the week ending on 28 Oct there were: +457 reported cases, +141 hospital admissions, +25 ICU admissions, and +31 thirty-day all-cause deaths*.
In the week ending 21 Oct, there were +574 reported cases, +218 hospital admissions, +29 ICU admissions, and +68 thirty-day all-cause deaths*.
For comparison, in the previous update, they reported 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*.
*All-cause deaths in people who had a positive COVID-19 test in the prior 30 days, that is.
There were 241 people in hospital and 15 in critical care with COVID-19 on 1 November.
From Jeff’s spreadsheet:
From the BC CDC Situation Report as of 2 Nov 2023: