We are getting a better idea of the number of COVID-19 patients being cared for in Waterloo Region-Wellington hospitals.
Grand River Hospital has three, St. Mary's General Hospital is caring for three and Cambridge has two. Guelph General Hospital has a total of four COVID patients, two are in intensive care.
They say the number of COVID patients in local hospitals continues to remain relatively stable. They are also treating former COVID patients, who are no longer infectious.
"We have been fortunate so far to have avoided the direness predicted for the fourth wave. This means being able to slowly reintroduce things that we have missed like children’s sports, indoor activities, and Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends. We must not forget what we have learned along the way and just how quickly things can get out of control." Lee Fairclough, president, St. Mary’s General Hospital and Waterloo Wellington hospital regional lead, COVID-19 response, said in a statement.
"Moving forward together out of the pandemic will take everyone’s combined and continued efforts but is something that is within our grasp. As healthcare providers, we continue to look to the data and what the science is telling us ready to adjust our plans and our protocols to do everything that we can to protect our patients, our staff and our community."