It’s bizarre to see a Covid patient deny Covid exists while gasping for breath | ICU nurse

Working as a nurse in an intensive care unit is busy at the best of times. It becomes something else entirely during a pandemic. This second wave is a lot different to the first wave. Last year when we were caring for Covid patients we had one layer of protection, which was our PPE. It … Read more

Ontario sees 417 new COVID-19 cases as ICU burden ticks upward

Ontario sees 417 new COVID-19 cases as ICU burden ticks upward

Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, is scheduled to hold a briefing on COVID-19 in the province at 3 p.m. ET. You can watch it live in this story. Ontario reported 417 new cases of COVID-19 and the deaths of three more people with the illness on Thursday. The number of people being … Read more

New COVID-19 modelling for N.L. predicts increased hospitalizations, ICU occupancy

New COVID-19 modelling for N.L. predicts increased hospitalizations, ICU occupancy

Dr. Proton Rahman, who heads the analytics team responsible for following COVID-19 data, says data suggests Newfoundland and Labrador will see increased hospitalizations and ICU occupancy amid the current spike of cases. (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador) With health officials trying to get a handle on a growing COVID-19 outbreak in central Newfoundland, an Eastern Health clinical scientist predicts the … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 65 new cases, and hospitalizations and ICU admissions rise

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 65 new cases, and hospitalizations and ICU admissions rise

New Brunswick has another 65 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, putting the province’s active case count at 509, the dashboard shows. The number of people in hospital and in intensive care have both risen by one to 24 and 15 respectively. No one under the age of 19 is currently hospitalized, according to a news release … Read more