Oakville, Burlington have most of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Halton


Published February 9, 2022 at 3:12 pm

Halton's hospitals acute care beds remain over capacity at 103 per cent. INSAUGA PHOTO

Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital accounts for 18 of the 47 COVID-19 current hospitalizations across Halton Region.

COVID hospitalizations are up four in Halton with five new deaths reported.

Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington also had 18 COVID patients, while Milton District Hospital saw its hospitalized numbers increase by one to seven.

Three more COVID-19 patients were brought into Georgetown Hospital bringing the number hospitalized there to four.

Halton’s hospitals acute care beds remain over capacity at 103 per cent.

“Keep in mind that that the number of cases reported in the dashboard is an underestimate of the true number of cases in the community,” Oakville Mayor Rob Burton wrote in his weekly newsletter. “Outbreaks are also underreported.”

Burton added that recent modelling by the Ontario Science Table suggest that hospitalizations rebounded after reopening on Jan. 31, and that they will remain at a prolonged peak, except under the most favourable assumptions.

“The Science Table’s latest release emphasizes the need for the uptake of vaccination, including boosters, as it will reduce hospital admissions,” the Oakville Mayor said.

Local residents can book their first, second or booster does of COVID-19 vaccine through Halton’s online booking portal.

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