Six neighbourhoods in Mississauga responsible for spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations

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Published October 21, 2021 at 9:26 am

Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga

Mississauga’s hospitals have seen a dramatic increase in the rise of COVID-19 cases, a troublesome development Mayor Bonnie Crombie says is mostly due to lower vaccination rates in six parts of the city. 

Crombie said this morning at the City of Mississauga’s weekly COVID-19 update that there are now 31 hospitalizations at Trillium Health Partners’ (THP) three hospitals, including 10 in intensive care. THP runs Mississauga and Credit Valley hospitals in Mississauga and Queensway Health Centre in Etobicoke. 

Crombie said those numbers are up significantly from last week, and are dramatically higher than the number of cases at Brampton hospitals, where 10 cases are in hospital, one in ICU. 

The mayor said the Mississauga Valleys, Applewood, Fairview, Sheridan, Rathburn and Erindale areas of Mississauga are showing lower than average vaccination rates, which she says is directly responsible for the spike in cases at city hospitals. 

“I’m urging all residents, particularly those in those six parts of the city to get vaccinated,” Crombie said, adding THP officials identified the six areas of the city from which they’re seeing more COVID-19 patients.  

Overall in Peel, officials said, 83 per cent of eligible residents are now fully vaccinated. 

Crombie said the six Mississauga communities identified are showing vaccination rates below that mark, somewhere in the 70 to 79 per cent range.

 

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