Over the past week, there has been an increase of 222 cases in the province (216 cases in British Columbia and an increase of 6 cases from outside Canada). Every Thursday, the BC Centre for Disease Control releases weekly surveillance reports on COVID-19 in the province.
Summary of Findings
This week, the BC CDC concluded that:
- New reported cases have increased but hospital admissions and deaths remain low
- Cumulative incidence remains highest in the Lower Mainland; however the largest number of new cases in the last week was reported by Interior Health.
- Likely source of infection for most cases was contact with a local case or cluster.
- The number of reported cases among children remains low. The age group with the largest number of new cases in the last week (83/222 new cases; 37%) were 20-29 year olds
- One new outbreak has been declared and another declared over since the last report
- The number of cases in hospital and in critical care remains low
- The BC outbreak trajectory remains favourable compared to other provinces and countries
Breakdown by Health Authorities
|Cases This Week||23||83||92||6||12||6|
|– – Intensive Care||0||3||0||0||0||–|
|Cases per 100K||84.8||91.2||39.3||16.7||25.7||–|
|Median Case Age||55||46||38||50||46||43|
For the full surveillance report from BC CDC, please click here.