Respiratory infections pushing local hospital capacities to the max

Respiratory infections pushing local hospital capacities to the max

By Mike Renzella

The Haldimand Press

HALDIMAND—Haldimand County, like most regions across Ontario, is seeing a marked increase in patients checking in to local hospitals with moderate to severe respiratory symptoms, placing even more strain on a medical system currently struggling with staffing and capacity concerns.

Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) held a press conference Monday where he strongly recommended Ontarians take up the habit of wearing a mask in all indoor public settings, including schools and childcare environments.

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