Canadian Prime Minister Justin said: “This is not the news that any of us want, but the number of hospitalizations has skyrocketed, the number of beds in the intensive care unit is increasing, and there are so many types. Even those who convince themselves they don’t need to worry are getting sick.” Trudeau Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, this is the third “very serious” pandemic.
The Public Health Agency of Canada said that in the past week alone, the number of intensive care unit admissions increased by 18%, and the new variants are putting “heavy pressure” on the hospital’s service capacity.
Tam said: “Many of them are getting worse quickly and must be sent to the ICU immediately, and then they spend a considerable amount of time in the ICU, which also has an impact on capacity.”
She said that although hospitalization has not increased significantly, their condition has been aggravated due to the variant, and more hospitalized patients now require intensive care.
The Toronto Public Health Agency said that in Toronto, public health officials ordered all primary and secondary schools to stop face-to-face learning and switch to distance learning, effective Wednesday, as they tried to “reverse the current surge in infections the province is facing.”
As its intensive care unit capacity is increasingly strained, Ontario’s capital is Toronto, and the country is debating new and more restrictive measures, including meals at home.
According to guidance issued on Tuesday, the order will take effect from April 7th to 18th and may be extended.
Toronto Public Health said: “The current situation requires difficult decisions to be made locally to protect everyone in our school community, including students, teachers, and staff.”
British Columbia has closed the Whistler ski resort and further restricted gatherings in the province. The province is now also experiencing an outbreak of the virus with NHL hockey players from the Vancouver Canucks.
Since the pandemic began, Canada has surpassed 1 million Covid-19 cases this week. Tam called this milestone a “clear reminder” of everything Canadians have experienced.
Although the B.1.1.7 variant may now become the main variant in Canada, Tam said that her team is also closely monitoring the major outbreak of the P.1 variant. The disease was first detected in Brazil and is now rapidly erupting in some parts of western Canada. .
On Monday, the Minister of Health of British Columbia said that the number of P.1 variant cases in the province had almost doubled during the Easter holiday weekend.
Adrian Dix said in Monday’s update: “The most translucent variant of Covid-19 will eventually be taken over.”
CNN’s Elizabeth Stuart and Theresa Waldrop contributed to this report.