B.C. admits that half of “COVID hospitalizations” aren’t because of COVID
TNC: "Despite continuing reports of record COVID-19 cases and hospital numbers, British Columbia data now shows that half the province’s COVID hospitalizations since Dec. 1 were not people admitted because of COVID, but people who incidentally tested positive for the virus after being admitted for other reasons.
'“So, it’s not COVID that’s driving them into hospital,” provincial health officer Bonnie Henry said at a briefing on Tuesday.
"Data released Tuesday by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control shows that during December and January, more than 40% of patients who tested positive for COVID-19 – including 60% of Omicron cases – came to hospital for other reasons than COVID, and had “no or mild respiratory symptoms or other symptoms of COVID-19.”"