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This post we’re going to focus on the condition of patients infected with Covid-19; specifically, how many people are hospitalized, and of those, how many are in intensive care units. We can start loking at these numbers at the province level, and then look at health regions.
In the last post we calculated the number of active cases in the province of BC based on the BC CDC’s press releases about the number of new infections, the total number of people recovered, and the total number of deaths. Now I would like to look into the spatial distribution of the infections. BC is divided into 5 health regions: the Fraser Health region, the Interior Health region, the Northern Health region, the Vancouver Coastal Health region, and the Vancouver Island Health region: