The number of hospitalizations in B.C. connected to COVID-19 has decreased from the previous week, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.
Between July 24 and 30, there were an estimated 242 new admissions, compared to 281 from July 17 to 23. The majority of new hospital admissions — 97 — are concentrated in the Fraser Health Authority.
That brings the total of patients in hospitals with COVID-19 to 410 as of Aug. 4.
Thirty-eight patients — 17 of whom are in the Fraser Health region — are in critical care, compared to 45 in the previous week.
An estimated 28 people died between July 24 and 30 within 30 days of testing positive for COVID-19.