2024-04-12 BC

Well, after some nice drops in COVID-19 levels recently, it looks like we’ve gone back up — which is probably noise. But it looks stagnant at best. 🙁 Mitigation Measures This BC Ministry of Health press release says that masks are no longer required in health care settings. A lot of places weren’t masking or… Continue reading 2024-04-12 BC

2024-04-05 BC

While hospitalizations are stagnant, reported cases and wastewater are both clearly going down, yay! Statistics As of 4 April, the BC CDC situation report says that in the week ending on 30 March there were: +290 reported cases, +76 hospital admissions, +14 ICU admissions, and +16 thirty-day all-cause deaths*. In the week ending 23 March, they now… Continue reading 2024-04-05 BC

2024-03-29 BC

While it definitely looks like levels are going down, BC CDC had a warning this week: “Note: Recent data for severe outcomes (hospitalizations, critical care admissions, and deaths) may not be complete due to the timing of data systems and processes. Data are updated and may become more complete over time.” So maybe it’s not… Continue reading 2024-03-29 BC

2024-03-22 BC

If I eyeball the number of people in hospital with COVID-19 (which is the only figure I really believe), I can convince myself that there is a very slow downwards trend. Wastewater also appears to be going down, yay! Statistics As of 21 March, the BC CDC situation report says that in the week ending on 16… Continue reading 2024-03-22 BC

2023-03-15 BC

The COVID-19 hospitalization level is still stagnant, though the (very noisy) wastewater counts look like they might be trending down. Statistics As of 14 March, the BC CDC situation report says that in the week ending on 9 Mar there were: +462 reported cases, +115 hospital admissions, +14 ICU admissions, and +16 thirty-day all-cause deaths*. In the… Continue reading 2023-03-15 BC

2024-03-08 BC

COVID-19 levels are pretty stagnant. It is impressive and disheartening to me how little the number of people in hospital with COVID-19 has budged since January (November if you throw out two outliers). Statistics As of 7 March, the BC CDC situation report says that in the week ending on 2 Mar there were: +433 reported cases,… Continue reading 2024-03-08 BC

2024-03-01 BC

I don’t have an easy summary. It feels like most metrics are trending down slowly over the longer term, but this week looks like maybe it’s going up? But maybe that’s noise? The biggest scary thing is what sure looks like a wastewater rise in Fraser Health. 🙁 Other Infections From the BC CDC’s Pathogen… Continue reading 2024-03-01 BC

2024-02-24 BC

COVID-19 levels in BC are flat or maaaaaaybe dropping a little. Government DoNoHarm BC is an anti-COVID advocacy organization in BC, and probably worth joining (or at least paying attention to) if you want better anti-COVID measures. The BC budget just came out, and this report analyzes how anti-COVID measures fared in the budget. Direct… Continue reading 2024-02-24 BC

2024-02-16 BC

COVID-19 levels look like they aren’t getting worse — but they also look like they aren’t getting any better. I’ll spare you the graphs for other respiratory diseases, but overall they are going down slightly. COVID-19 is very steady, and influenza is declining slightly, RSV is declining, and the “other” bucket of respiratory diseases is… Continue reading 2024-02-16 BC

2024-02-09 BC

Everything looks stable, or perhaps “becalmed” is a better word. Unchanging. Static. Not getting worse fast, not getting better fast. (Keep your mask on!) Other Respiratory Illness There was slight downtick in respiratory illnesses, both in BC and in the US. From the BC CDC Viral Pathogen dashboard: From the US CDC’s FluView Dashboard: Statistics… Continue reading 2024-02-09 BC