Number of BC COVID patients in ICU hits record level

Record numbers in ICU

The number of British Columbians with serious bouts of COVID-19 continues to rise – with a record number admitted to intensive care units.

As of Wednesday, there were 330 hospitalized COVID patients and 105 in ICU care.

New infections continued to be detected at a rate of around 1,000 per day.

Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Bonnie Henry said in a joint statement: "We are actively monitoring and screening for all of the virus strains to understand how they may impact us and what additional action may be required to keep our communities safe."

Breakdown of where the 997 newly infected people reside, by health region:

  • 356 in Vancouver Coastal Health (35.7%)
  • 465 in Fraser Health (46.6%)
  • 67 in Island Health (6.7%)
  • 91 in Interior Health (9.1%)
  • 18 in Northern Health (1.8%)

Seniors' homes with newly added outbreaks include Acropolis Manor in Prince Rupert and Chartwell Langley Gardens in Langley. That makes five outbreaks active at B.C. seniors' homes. They are:

  • Acropolis Manor in Prince Rupert
  • Fleetwood Place in Surrey
  • Chartwell Langley Gardens in Langley
  • Longlake Chateau in Nanaimo
  • Cottonwoods Care Centre in Kelowna

Nine hospitals in B.C. continue to have active COVID-19 outbreaks. They are:

  • Abbotsford Regional Hospital in Abbotsford
  • Chilliwack General Hospital in Chilliwack
  • Eagle Ridge Hospital in Port Moody
  • Kelowna General Hospital in Kelowna
  • Ridge Meadows Hospital in Maple Ridge
  • Prince Rupert Regional Hospital in Prince Rupert
  • UBC Hospital in Vancouver
  • Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver
  • Vernon Jubilee Hospital in Vernon

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