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Number of B.C. COVID-19 patients in ICU falls for eighth straight day

Provincial health officer Bonnie Henry regularly provides updates on the spread of COVID-19 (Photo credit: Vancouver Sun)
Provincial health officer Bonnie Henry regularly provides updates on the spread of COVID-19 (Photo credit: Vancouver Sun)

There have not been fewer British Columbians with COVID-19 in ICU units since November 23.

The good news surrounding fewer people with serious cases of COVID-19 in B.C. continued February 12, with the number of patients in intensive care units (ICU) with the virus falling for the eighth straight day, to 61 – the lowest total since November 25, when there were also 61 such patients. The last time there were fewer such ICU patients was on November 23, when there were 58.

Total occupancy in ICU wards across B.C. is now 54.7%, Health Minister Adrian Dix told media February 12.

The total number of British Columbians in hospital increased by two overnight to 226. The vast majority of the 4,347 people currently battling infections have been told to self-isolate at home. 

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