3,813 new infections reported while Ontario shore up its health care system


Ontario today reported 3,813 new infections which is a drop from the near-record total of 4,227 reported on Friday. Ontario meanwhile is taking drastic steps to try and shore up its health care system in wake of a sudden surge of Covid cases. The province says there are 973 new cases in Toronto, while Peel (669) and York (442) regions reported a decrease in new infections

Ontario had a record number of 77 People admitted to intensive care. That’s a record number for one day during this pandemic and other 572 COVID patients in intensive care units in Ontario far exceeding, any number we have seen before in the pandemic. This has led the province to make these emergency orders as it did last night. Some of the steps include enabling hospitals to transfer patients elsewhere to other hospitals to field hospitals, without their consent if it needs to do that to avoid being overwhelmed as a hospital.

The other emergency order is enabling the redeployment of nurses and other healthcare workers from Community Care Organizations into hospitals. So hospitals can then move their own staff into intensive care units.

On the Vaccination progress, Ontario has administered more than 100,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for the fourth consecutive day, making pushing the provincial total to 3,044,949 total doses given to date. A total of 330,982 Ontarians have been fully vaccinated with two doses.