Despite fourth wave of COVID-19, Brampton hospital patient count remains low


Published September 22, 2021 at 1:22 pm

Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown said a high level of vaccination rates by local residents is responsible for the low number of patients in the hospital.

“There are only seven patients at Brampton Civic Hospital with COVID-19, including four in ICU,” said Brown at his weekly news conference broadcast live on the city’s Facebook page.

And the vast majority of those are among people who are unvaccinated said Brown.

Dr. Lawrence Loh, Peel’s Medical Officer of Health, said we shouldn’t celebrate too early, however.

“It’s still too early to tell what the impact of return to school, and cold weather moving us indoors, will have on our efforts to stay ahead of this fourth wave of COVID-19,” said Loh.

He said getting as many people as possible vaccinated remains the cornerstone of the community fight against COVID-19.

The fully dosed percentage of eligible people in Peel is up to 78 per cent, according to Loh. In addition, many people still getting their first shots are visiting regional vaccination clinics.

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