- Key COVID- 19 Doctors were told at a town hall meeting on Thursday that while indicators are improving, Saskatchewan is still not “out of the woods.”
- COVID-19 intensive care admissions have reduced by 18% in the last two weeks, according to his calculations, while the number of patients has decreased by 1%.
Key COVID- 19 Doctors heard at a town hall last Thursday that while indicators are trending in the right direction, Saskatchewan is not yet “out of the woods.”
“It’s not time to forget about COVID because it hasn’t gone away yet,” stated medical health officer Dr. Johnmark Opondo.
According to his presentation, the seven-day average of COVID-19 hospital admissions in Saskatchewan has decreased by 34% compared to two weeks before.
In addition, non-intensive care hospital patients with COVID-19 had a 25% reduction in their seven-day average.
The decreases follow a spike in admissions in March.
The Omicron wave, unlike the Delta variety, has not inundated intensive care facilities, according to Opondo.
According to his figures, COVID-19 intensive care admissions have declined 18% in the last two weeks, while the number of patients has decreased by 1%. He also mentioned that the length of stay has decreased, “so ICU pressures have been lessened slightly.”
The number of breakouts in nursing homes has decreased from 11 to one.
“Things are moving in the right direction,” he added, “and it’s setting the stage wonderfully for the spring and summer.”
During this period of the pandemic, he also offered advice on how to gather safely:
If you have COVID-19 symptoms, you should get checked.
If you’re sick, stay at home and follow the doctor’s instructions.
Limit gatherings in communal places, especially indoor gatherings that aren’t necessary.
When you go inside or outside your bubble, put on a mask.
“It is completely up to you to make your decision. Masking isn’t required, but it has kept us safe in the past, “he stated.
Source: CTV News