The number of new coronavirus infections has increased by 38% in the last week and now stands at 2,336 daily contagions; Ontario’s health care system may collapse
EFE / EPA / FRIEDEMANN VOGEL / ArchiveHead of the Covid-19 advisory committee in Canada believes that doctors will soon have to choose which patients will be sent to the ICU
O Canada announced on Thursday, 1, that new restrictions will be implemented to contain the increase in cases of Covid-19 in the country. According to the latest data, the number of new infections by coronavirus increased by 38% in the last week, and now stands at 2,336 daily contagions. Residents of the province of Ontario, the most populous in the country, were instructed not to leave their homes for the next four weeks, except to buy food and medicine, perform essential activities and go to school. Even if people follow these recommendations, it is likely that in April the number of people in intensive care units in the region will reach 800, which represents a collapse in the hospital system. The statements were made by Adalsteinn Brown, one of the heads of the Covid-19 advisory committee, who also said that doctors would likely have to choose which patients would or would not be sent to the ICU. The neighboring province of Quebec, Canada’s most affected by death toll, imposed the closure of restaurants, schools, gyms, theaters and other non-essential establishments until April 12.
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