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Ontario/Canadian-Media: With Ontario reporting 1,745 new cases of COVID-19 cases, one of the highest case counts logged in past 6 weeks, medical experts across Ontario are increasingly concerned that the province has entered the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Image credit: Facebook page
Another 39 cases of the B.1.1.7 variant have been logged by Ontario today.
Another serious concern of these health experts is the anecdotal evidence of recent serious infections among younger adults with increasing vulnerability of the younger population as opposed to previously held notions that the elderly are more vulnerable.
The shift in the direction of the pandemic towards younger adults has been attributed by Ontario's Clinicians and epidemiologists to multiple factors including the timely unavailability of Covid-19 vaccines for vulnerable populations, thereby increasing the vulnerability of the younger adults.
After Premier Doug Ford got reports of younger adults falling ill, Ford said on Thursday, "I've heard some people say it's a race, the virus versus
Seven-day average of new infections now stands at 1,480, up from 1,269 last Friday and 1,063 two weeks ago.
Hospitalizations also rose to 759 on Friday, up from 730 one day earlier and 676 last week. There are now 309 COVID-19 patients in intensive care, according to the Ministry of Health, up from 282 last week.