VANCOUVER – The minister of health and his staff have provided some new information on B.C.’s response to COVID-19 outbreaks in hospitals, but many of the details remain hazy, including how many hospitals saw improved ventilation as a result.
Since the start of the pandemic, at least 1,619 people likely caught COVID-19 in the province’s hospitals, and at least 274 of them died. The provincial health officer insisted there are fewer outbreaks now due to vaccinations, but also improvements in ventilation systems.