A hospital group says Ontario’s intensive-care capacity is reaching a critical level. The Ontario Hospital Association says the number of severely ill patients is approaching a previous peak. The record for ICU patients being treated in Ontario hospitals for COVID-19 is 420 people. This comes as provincial health officials say more contagious variants of the virus now make up half of all new cases in Ontario.
As Ontario's 3rd wave of #COVID19 worsens, the province's critical care appears to be reaching saturation. If ICU admissions rise as expected, hospitals will face extreme pressure to ensure equitable access to lifesaving critical care. https://t.co/5z2OEM5SSf #onhealth #onpoli pic.twitter.com/qc9pWhTDIC
— Ont. Hospital Assoc. (@OntHospitalAssn) March 26, 2021
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