‘Out of control’: Sask. doctors say record reported COVID-19 death toll in Oct. sign of dire situation – CBC

Some Sask. physicians working nearly every day last month, says Canadian Medical Association

Nov 01, 2021

There were at least 156 COVID-19-related deaths reported in Saskatchewan in October, beating January 2021 for the worst month during the pandemic, despite vaccines not being widely available at that time.

Saskatchewan reported one new death on Sunday, Oct. 31, bringing the total number of deaths reported in the province during the entire pandemic to 851.

The record raises red flags for physicians and doctors who have been watching the pandemic unfold.

Many of them have either been at bedsides watching it happen, or hearing from colleagues about the situation in hospitals.

“The numbers that we’re seeing now and the deaths that we’re seeing go along with the fact that COVID is really very out of control in the province,” said Katharine Smart, president of the Canadian Medical Association.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/deadliest-month-covid-19-saskatchewan-1.6232342

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