COVID-19 update: 12 new cases today

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Provincial health worker Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Government of British Columbia photo)

Staff of Times-Chronicle

Twelve new cases of COVID-19 have been reported from British Columbia. health officials on Thursday.

There were 2,479 positive tests in total in British Columbia, with 307 cases active province-wide as of May 21. There are a total of 43 people hospitalized in the province, one person in the home health region and eight people in critical condition. care in British Columbia

A total of 2,020 people have fully recovered from COVID-19 in the province.

There are 183 total positive tests for COVID-19 in the inland health region, 887 in the Vancouver coastal region, 1,223 in the Fraser health region, 126 on Vancouver Island and 60 in the Vancouver region. northern health.

Three other deaths related to COVID-19 were reported on Thursday by Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health worker; one in the Vancouver coastal region and two long-term care deaths in the Fraser health region, bringing the total number of deaths in the province to 152.

Active outbreaks continue in long-term care and acute care facilities, and no new outbreaks were reported in long-term care on Thursday.

Henry noted that sex statistics in British Columbia differ from reports in Ontario and Quebec indicating that a majority of women die from COVID-19.

In British Columbia 52% of the total COVID-19 cases (1,290) were women and 48% were men. However, more men were hospitalized, about 60%, and 64% of those in intensive care or intensive care are men.

“Our statistics are slightly different from those we observe in other provinces of Canada and are consistent with what we have seen internationally as well, where there seems to be a more serious, differential effect on men than on men. women. Again, we are not entirely sure why, “said Henry. “There are a lot of studies going on around the world to better understand immunology.”

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