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COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. down 40% so far in 2021 (SPH)

Dr. Bonnie Henry (Photo credit: Coast Reporter)
Dr. Bonnie Henry (Photo credit: Coast Reporter)

Nine more British Columbians have lost their lives during the pandemic, for a death toll of 1,278 so far

The steady decline in people fighting serious COVID-19 infections in B.C. hospitals continued February 11, with six fewer such patients than a day ago. There are now more than 40% fewer people in hospital with COVID-19 infections in B.C. (224) than there were at the end of 2020 (374).

Hospitalizations are a key metric to watch in the fight against the global pandemic because a high priority is keeping a sufficient supply of hospital beds in case there is a sudden spike in serious infections.

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