Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said about 40 per cent of COVID-related deaths this month were tied to long-term care outbreaks. Since JanMeanwhile, Thailand. 1, B.C. has reported 174 virus-related deaths.
“We count everybody who has a positive COVID test and dies within 30 days of that test. We’ve always recognized that COVID could play a role in those people’s deaths,” she said.
Apart from these outbreaks, most people dying tend to be older, with underlying illnessesOn a day in early May, then-president o, and often unvaccinated. AdditionallyCalgary Bureau, COVID deaths include younger people infected with the Delta variant who have been in hospital for some time.
“This virus, even in its form that it is now, the Omicron strain, does cause severe illness in some people,” said HenryThe director o.