Ontario reports 234 patients on ventilators as more than 1,100 new COVID-19 cases in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon

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Published January 10, 2022 at 3:10 pm

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Another 1,141 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon on Monday as the number of patients in Ontario intensive care units continues to climb.

According to Peel Public Health (PPH), 536 of the new cases reported in the Region of Peel on Monday were in Mississauga, 525 were in Brampton and another 80 cases were in Caledon and other areas.

There have been 149,135 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 across the Region of Peel according to PPH. More than 140,000 cases have been resolved and approximately 8,067 are pending.

Data from the province shows the number of patients with COVID-19 in Ontario hospitals has more than doubled in the last seven days.

On Monday, there were 2,467 patients with the virus in hospital, with 438 in intensive care units and 234 of those patients breathing with the assistance of a ventilator.

The province also reported 12 more deaths and 9,706 new cases across Ontario on Monday but warned that case counts are an underestimate of the true number of individuals with COVID-19 as a result of changes in the availability of testing due to the spread of the Omicron variant.

The urgent care centre at Brampton’s Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness is closed through at least Monday as the health system continues to work through “extreme capacity and staffing pressures.”

The temporary shut down came just days after Osler lifted a “Code Orange” at Brampton Civic Hospital, and one week Peel Paramedic Union said the EMS was running at Code Black.

As of Friday, education and child-care workers are receiving priority access to COVID-19 vaccination appointments at a mass vaccination clinic at the International Centre in Mississauga.

The most recent numbers from PPH show 92.5 per cent of Peel residents over 12 years old have had at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 89.3 per cent have received two doses as of Dec. 31.

Some 88.1 per cent of people over 5 years old have received at least one vaccine shot, and 82.2 per cent have received two doses.

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