The University Health Network (UHN) has declared that, for the first time since March 26, 2020, Toronto General Hospital ICU has no COVID-19 patients. They posted the good news on social media:
“This is the first time the MSICU at Toronto General does not have any COVID Patients,” the hospital network said. “We are very grateful for the extraordinary MSICU team.”
Along with this message, the hospital posted a video of staff celebrating the good news.
“Thank you for your hard work. I feel like I’m going to cry now,” a staff member is heard saying. “Today, we are COVID-free.”
A day earlier, Toronto Western Hospital has stated that it was closing its COVID-19 unit. Dr. Abdu Sharkawy, the infectious disease expert, said that Toronto Western Hospital has cared for 1,698 patients with COVID-19 since January 2020.
The number of COVID-19 patients has declined in the last few months. Ever since the start of the pandemic about 900 people were being treated for the disease in intensive care, but now, 377 patients have been placed in intensive care.