2 more Sask. COVID-19 patients transferred to Ontario have died – CBC

As of Tuesday, a total of 5 transferred ICU patients have died in Ontario

Nov 09, 2021

Saskatchewan officials say another two COVID-19 patients who had been transferred to Ontario for intensive care have died there, bringing the total number of deaths among transferred patients to five.

On Monday, only three such deaths had been reported.

Saskatchewan patients were moved out of province beginning last month when the fourth wave resulted in a large number of ICU patients, testing the capacities of health staff and stretching the province’s total ICU bed load beyond its max.

In all, 27 patients were flown to Ontario, all with COVID-19, according to the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency.

As of Tuesday, 15 of those 27 patients were still in Ontario. Of the remaining 12, five died and seven have been moved back to Saskatchewan.

One death occurred on Nov. 4, two on Nov. 6 and two on Monday.

All occurred in hospital.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/covid-19-transfer-patients-saskatchewan-ontario-deaths-1.6242732

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