COVID-19 in hospitals: BC report shows how many infected in acute care | CTV News
At least 1,533 people got COVID-19 in B.C. hospitals and 189 of them have died: report
The B.C. Centre for Disease Control has compiled a report describing at least 1,533 people getting COVID-19 in acute-care settings, at least 189 of whom died.
The report was released weeks after CTV News asked for detailed accounting on how many people were infected while getting medical treatment.
All the deaths from COVID-19 acquired in hospital were patients, and no staff members died as a result. Of those categorized as “staff/other” at least 496 got the virus, while at least 933 were patients.
The statistics are imprecise, however, because many of the outbreaks simply indicate “x” for the number of cases or deaths “to reduce risk of reidentification” due to privacy concerns.
At Burnaby …
More on: bc.ctvnews.ca