COVID-19: 900 Ontarians in the ICU

The number of cases in Quebec rose slightly on Saturday as the situation continued to deteriorate in Ontario, where 900 patients are now in the intensive care unit, which is unheard of since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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About 1,101 more Quebec residents have been infected, and seven deaths have cast a shadow over the death toll, including one in the past 24 hours. To date, there have been 350,874 infections and 10,933 deaths.

The number of hospitalizations has decreased again (578, -13), and intensive care teams across the province are also experiencing less stress due to the decrease in the number of occupied beds (159, -5). As of April 29, more than 39,000 screening tests have been performed and more than 63,000 Quebec residents have been vaccinated on Friday, with a total of 3.17 million doses administered.

“Vaccination: second day in a row. [200 000] appointments were made [vendredi]… In the next 7 days, there are still free places for people aged 50 and over. 50+ people have two days left [un rendez-vous] before opening until 45+ on Monday, ”Health and Human Services Minister Christian Dubé tweeted.

The number of cases remains stable in Montreal (308 cases), Montreal (135 cases), Capitale-Nationale (123 cases) and Chaudière-Appalaches (104 cases).

Record number of intensive care patients in Ontario

In Ontario on Saturday, the number of cases dropped by about 500, but the most populous province reached a new mark with 900 intensive care patients, whom officials feared with busy hands.

Although the number of new infections is lower (3,369 cases and 29 deaths), Ontario has hospitalized 2,152 people, of whom 637 (+5) are receiving oxygen and 900 (+17) are in intensive care.

Toronto (1,050 cases) continues to be the main focus of infection in Ontario, ahead of the nearby Peel regions (819 cases) and York (286 cases).

The Nova Scotia bombing case

If the situation remains under control in Newfoundland and Labrador (5 cases), then the situation is completely different in Nova Scotia, where 148 cases were recorded in 24 hours.

“We expected there will be a large number of cases today as the lab will catch up,” Prime Minister Ian Rankin said in a statement.

“The current number of cases confirms the need for people to stay at home as long as possible, to go outside only for important reasons, and to monitor restrictions closely,” he added.

As of noon, Canada had 1,224,048 cumulative cases (+4623) and 24,255 deaths (+36).

Situation in Canada:

  • Ontario: 466,733 (8,079 deaths)
  • Quebec: 350,874 cases (10,933 deaths)
  • Alberta: 190,734 cases (2,082 deaths)
  • British Columbia: 129,482 cases (1,581 deaths)
  • Saskatchewan: 41,098 cases (491 deaths)
  • Manitoba: 38,729 cases (974 deaths)
  • Nova Scotia: 2,575 cases (67 deaths)
  • New Brunswick: 1,915 cases (36 deaths)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: 1,081 cases (6 deaths)
  • Nunavut: 501 cases (4 deaths)
  • Prince Edward Island: 181 cases
  • Yukon: 81 cases (2 deaths)
  • Northwest Territories: 51 cases
  • Canadian returnees: 13 cases

Total: 1,224,048 cases (24,255 deaths)

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