HEALTH MINISTER: COVID-19 CASES IN ONTARIO EXPECTED TO PEAK THIS MONTH
Jan 19, 2022
By Bob Komsic
”We are starting to see glimmers of hope.”
The words of provincial Health Minister Christine Elliott as the government prepares to make an announcement likely later this week on restrictions.
”The sacrifices you are making now mean we are beginning to see signs of stabilization,” adds Elliott.
She says Omicron cases are expected to peak this month with a peak in hospitalizations and ICU admissions to follow, pointing out that new hospitalizations are ”slowing” and are now doubling closer to two weeks.
The health minister adds the government expects these trends to continue over the coming days and weeks.
”But I do want to be clear – February will continue to pose challenges, especially for our hospitals.”
The province is reporting 4,132 are hospitalized with COVID while 589 are in intensive care.