Ontario's COVID-19 ICU admissions climb to new high of 421

Mar 31 2021, 10:33 am

More patients with COVID-19 are in intensive care units of Ontario’s hospitals than ever before during the pandemic.

Charts from Critical Care Services Ontario show that COVID-19 related ICU admissions rose to 421 on Wednesday.

Anthony Dale, Ontario Hospital Association president and CEO, shared the alarming number on Twitter Wednesday.

CCSO’s data has an updated count from the Government of Ontario’s ICU admission tracking, which shows 396 admissions. Daily Hive has reached out to CCSO for comment.

Ontario’s data shows that ICU admissions last peaked at 400 on January 19 during the height of the second wave and peaked just below 260 during the first wave last spring.

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Many Toronto doctors took to Twitter Wednesday to discuss the troubling ICU numbers, with some calling for action from the Ontario government.

 

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