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Concern in Canada about the saturation of hospitals and health services after increases in coronavirus infections


The rapid increase in the number of cases of covid-19 in Canada and the growing saturation of hospitals, which threatens to collapse health systems, forced Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to hold an emergency meeting with the country’s provinces on Monday.

One of the topics to be discussed at the meeting will be the controversial proposal launched last week by the Canadian Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, to make vaccination against covid-19 mandatory for the entire population.

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Trudeau’s meeting with provincial prime ministers, the first in a month, comes amid a growing crisis in the country’s health systems.

Canada registered 25,466 new cases of covid-19 this Monday, although the real numbers are much higher due to the inability of the country to perform all the necessary tests. In the most populated provinces, the number of people infected with the virus is five times higher than the officially recognized number according to experts.

The province of Ontario, the largest and most populous in the country, reported today that the number of people hospitalized by covid-19 is 2,467 of which 438 are admitted to intensive care units (ICU).

A week ago the number of patients with covid-19 in the ICU was 248. The number of people hospitalized seven days ago was 1,232.

The Toronto Paramedic Services union denounced this Monday that a “code red” situation occurred over the weekend when all available ambulances in the city, the largest in Canada, were on the streets responding to calls.

The union also denounced that at times, up to 50 ambulances were unable to deliver patients to city hospitals due to lack of capacity in the institutions.

This Monday, the mayor of Toronto, John Tory, tried to reassure the population and assured in a press conference that people who need emergency services will be treated despite delays in hospitals and the saturation of ambulances.

Meanwhile, in Quebec, the second most populous province, the number of patients hospitalized with the virus increased today to 2,554 people with 248 people in ICU.

The increase in cases forced the authorities of Ontario and Quebec to delay the return of students to schools after the Christmas holidays and to resort again to virtual classes through the Internet, among other measures.


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