Brampton mayor full of good news as Brampton hospital has zero COVID-19 ICU patients

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Published August 4, 2021 at 7:05 pm

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A beaming Patrick Brown was full of optimism and good news at his weekly news conference carried live on the City of Brampton’s Facebook page.

Among the highlights the mayor covered were the fact that local bylaw enforcement officers handed out zero non-compliance tickets in the last week and there are currently no COVID-19 cases currently in Brampton Civic Hospital’s ICU.

“We’ve had a lot of these press conference where we’ve had to be the bearer of bad news,” said Brown. “However, we’re starting to hit some new milestones in a different direction.”

In addition, Brown said the vaccination rates continue to move along at a consistent pace. Of eligible residents of Ontario aged 12 and over, 81.26 per cent have received their first dose and 70.7 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Regarding the low number of hospitalizations, Brown always reminds people that at the height of the third wave of the pandemic, BCH was transferring upwards of 100 patients per week to other hospitals in the province.

“The fact that we don’t have a single patient in the ICU is an incredible sign of progress and the success of the vaccination effort.”

All Region of Peel vaccination clinics are well stocked with both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and are available for walk-in appointments for both first or second doses.

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