Omicron wave has likely peaked in B.C., but hospitalizations still on the rise: Henry

Omicron wave has likely peaked in B.C., but hospitalizations still on the rise: Henry

British Columbia is likely past the peak of the Omicron-fuelled fifth wave, but hospitalizations are continuing to rise, health officials said Friday. B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says data suggests that the province reached its peak for daily COVID-19 cases last weekend, and the curve appears to be bending back down. “We think that we hit the peak of community transmission in British Columbia probably this past weekend. That is important,” Henry said. While PCR tests aren’t providing an accurate case count because they’re not as widely available as they once were, the rolling average is providing a sense of the province’s trajectory, Henry said. But at the same time, hospitalizations — which Henry calls the most important metric — are increasing, with a record-high 534 people in …
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