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Unvaccinated people 27 times more likely to end up in a B.C. ICU

Unvaccinated people 27 times more likely to end up in a B.C. ICU

As hospitalizations climb, unvaccinated British Columbians are making up a disproportionate amount of those who are hospitalized and die from COVID-19
Modelling suggests transmission of Omicron has peaked in B.C., hospitalizations not far behind

Modelling suggests transmission of Omicron has peaked in B.C., hospitalizations not far behind

Hospitalizations expected to peak between Jan. 15 and 20
'I'm melting': How B.C. is healing long-haul COVID-19 patients

'I'm melting': How B.C. is healing long-haul COVID-19 patients

As COVID long-haulers seek a way out of a set of debilitating symptoms, the head of one B.C. long-COVID clinic worries Omicron could trigger a wave of patients
COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. rise to record high: 534

COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. rise to record high: 534

Seven more deaths raise the province's pandemic death toll to 2,462.
B.C. emergency services face rising COVID-19 cases, but many refuse to share data

B.C. emergency services face rising COVID-19 cases, but many refuse to share data

Staff shortages are already growing across fire, police and ambulance services. Now, a leading infectious disease modeller warns of a 'danger zone' where emergency personnel shortfalls collide with peak hospitalizations.
Runny nose not on symptoms list as Dr. Henry sets 'low threshold' for keeping kids home

Runny nose not on symptoms list as Dr. Henry sets 'low threshold' for keeping kids home

Critic of provincial health officer questions flexible rules amid wave of Omicron variant
Long-term care homes hit with COVID outbreaks, lack of rapid tests, visitor restrictions

Long-term care homes hit with COVID outbreaks, lack of rapid tests, visitor restrictions

Seniors advocate Isobel Mackenzie is concerned long-term care homes aren't a priority for receiving COVID test kits
B.C. bars, nightclubs, gyms that were ordered to close in December can apply for relief grants

B.C. bars, nightclubs, gyms that were ordered to close in December can apply for relief grants

Those businesses that had been required to fully close on Dec. 22, to limit the spread of COVID-19 are eligible to apply for the COVID-19 Closure Relief Grant
Here's what it is like for a B.C. resident to travel internationally during the COVID-19 pandemic

Here's what it is like for a B.C. resident to travel internationally during the COVID-19 pandemic

Wondering what travel will be like when the advisory is lifted?
67 COVID-19 cases reported in the qathet region from January 2 to 8

67 COVID-19 cases reported in the qathet region from January 2 to 8

BCCDC report follows previous reporting period with 58 cases