Increase In Covid Cases In Canada

 

In Ontario, Canada, an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations is expected. Today 667 hospitalizations were recorded for the virus, the second day with an increase in numbers. In addition, 2,762 new cases of the disease were counted.

 

Because Covid testing is now restricted, it is suspected that the number of cases could be higher than reported. Provincial health experts have used sewage data as a measure of the count, as it could suggest how far back cases have increased.

 

Premier Doug Ford said Ontario took a cautious approach with the province’s reopening, mentioning that unlike in North America, the province barely lifted the use of facemasks. This Monday was when the lifting of masks went into effect.

 

Ford did not mention any measures to combat the increase in cases, despite being asked about it by the press.

 

He said, “We’re going to continue to make sure we move forward cautiously”. He replied saying that later on, they will make announcements on that issue.

 

The Chief Medical Officer of Health was the one who predicted the increase in cases, but the person in charge of sharing the information due to Christine Elliott, the province’s Health Minister.

 

She said, “We are confident that we have the capabilities in our hospitals to be able to care for anyone who needs a hospital bed or needs to be in intensive care.”

 

Both Ford and Elliott say Ontario is prepared to deal with the increase in cases because of a high vaccination rate and hospital availability. Ford even said Ontario can add up to 3,000 ICU beds.

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