COVID-19 hospitalizations in Mississauga rise sharply in a matter of days


Published January 11, 2022 at 11:54 am

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Mississauga’s hospitals have seen a 50 per cent increase in the number of COVID-19 patients being treated in the past four or five days.

The latest numbers from Trillium Health Partners (THP), which operates Mississauga and Credit Valley hospitals in addition to the Queensway Health Centre in Etobicoke, also show that as of today there are 26 patients being treated for the virus in intensive care units (ICUs), up from 15 less than a week ago.

Overall, as of Jan. 11, THP has 303 COVID-19 patients in its beds (including the 26 ICU cases), up from 200 last Thursday.

The Mississauga trends mirror what’s happening in communities across Ontario.

According to the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA), there are 3,220 people across the province, as of today, being treated for COVID-19 in hospitals. That number is up from 2,467 yesterday.

The updated hospitalization number includes a record 80 adults admitted to ICUs in the past 24 hours. It’s the highest such figure since the pandemic began in early 2020.

In total, 465 patients across Ontario are in ICUs being treated for the virus, which is also taking a toll on doctors and nurses at THP and across Ontario.

The virus has claimed another 21 lives in Ontario the past month, bringing the death toll to 10,399 since the pandemic began some two years ago.

The sharp increase in cases the past month or so is directly attributable to the introduction in late November of the new, more contagious Omicron variant of the virus.




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