No ‘clear end in sight’ for Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 curve, doctor says – CBC

Regina’s Dr. Alex Wong says gathering restrictions are needed ‘immediately’

Oct 20, 2021

While new COVID-19 case numbers are trending downward in Saskatchewan, a Regina doctor says there is no “clear end in sight” for the province.

Saskatchewan has seen a downward trend in the number of new cases being reported each day over the past two weeks, but at the same time the province has recorded the highest rates of COVID-19 cases and deaths of any province in Canada, and is having to transfer some ICU patients with COVID-19 to Ontario.

“It doesn’t look as though our curve is going to come down soon,” Dr. Alex Wong, an infectious diseases doctor at Regina General Hospital, said Tuesday.

“It doesn’t look as though there’s a clear end in sight at this point, and more [out-of-province] transfers will be needed, as well as additional staffing.”

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