As COVID-19 case numbers trend downward, doctor warns Sask. not ‘out of the woods’ – CBC

Sask. had worst COVID-19 ICU numbers when compared by population to other provinces, data shows

Nov 15, 2021

Doctors in Saskatchewan intensive care units pleaded for help as wards filled up with COVID-19 patients, but as case numbers fall and the fourth wave ebbs, health-care professionals and union heads warn against relaxing.

At its worst stage, Saskatchewan held the position for highest number of COVID-19 ICU patients per capita of any province.

According to data collected by CBC News, there were 88 Saskatchewan patients with the illness in intensive care —including patients transferred to Ontario for out-of-province care — on Oct. 20.

On Nov. 1, there were 26 ICU patients in Ontario — about one-third of the province’s 81 recorded that day and the most patients in Ontario at one time.

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