Ontario intensifies lockdown as cases continue to climb

By Mike Renzella

The Haldimand Press


HALDIMAND — While enacting tougher measures to help mitigate the spread of the third wave of COVID-19 in Ontario, the Provincial government is facing strong criticism across multiple venues for their handling of the situation.

ICU admissions have now surpassed 770 at a given time. Projections show that there could be over 1,000 people in ICU by the end of April, with an average of 18,000 new infections a day province-wide by the end of May. This represents the worst ICU admission statistics of the entire pandemic thus far, with doctors warning there may not be any ICU beds left if cases continue to pile up. Field hospitals are being set up at locations around the GTA and beyond as Ontario hospitals prepare for an influx of patients in the coming weeks.

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