Hospitalization rates for COVID-19 are way down in Brampton

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Published October 15, 2021 at 12:03 pm

Only four people are currently in hospital in Brampton due to COVID-19.

According to Mayor Patrick Brown, four people are currently being treated at Brampton Civic Hospital for complications associated with the virus, and just one person is in the ICU as a result.

This is a stark decline from previous waves, when hospital capacity was so full patients were being transported elsewhere.

“During the most severe part of the first wave, we were transferring hundreds of patients to other hospitals every week because our hospital was so full,” Brown said during a press conference on Friday (October 15).

Both Brown and Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health for the Region of Peel, attributed the improved hospital capacity to high vaccination rates for the Region and the city.

“Here we are in what is described as the fourth wave, and our hospital capacity is excellent,” Brown said. “This once again shows the success of vaccines—how they are protecting our community and our residents, which is very encouraging.”

According to Dr. Loh, public health officials continue to administer first doses, and there were 20,000 administered in the Region between September 20 and October 4.

“By getting the vaccine you’re protecting yourself, as well as those you love, and the community as a whole, which will help us get through this sooner,” he said. “The vaccine saves lives, it also reduces transmission and significantly diminishes the risk of severe and fatal outcomes. It really is our ticket back to normal.”

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