As the third wave of COVID-19 outbreaks hit Nova Scotia, more and more young and healthy people are being admitted to intensive care, a Halifax doctor said.
“We’ve had patients in their early 20s with covit in the ICU, and in their 20s, 40s, 50s and 60s,” Dr. Sarah McMullan, an intensive care physician in Halifax, told the CBC News Network on Saturday.
Macmullen said those admitted to the COVID-19 hospital were reserved for the elderly and those with basic conditions during the first waves. It’s not like that anymore.
“Some of them are basically healthy, really [it’s a] Demographic change from what we saw in the first waves, “he said.
As of Friday, 50 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 and nine were in intensive care.
Macmullan said there were about eight people on ventilators in the ICU on Saturday morning, but he expects ICU admissions to peak over the next seven to 10 days.
He warned that despite the low mortality rate in the ICU, a patient has a “significant chance of dying and dying” when they reach the stage where a ventilator is needed.
“This is a lonely time that scares patients and their families regardless of where they are in the hospital, especially in the intensive care unit,” he said.
There are 70 deaths related to COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, three of which were reported this week. All three died at home.
227 new cases Friday
Nova Scotia has not yet reported daily COVID-19 numbers on Saturday, but the numbers are expected to be higher.
227 new cases were reported on Friday, while more than 200 positive cases are awaiting implementation by public health.
On the same day, the premiere was announced by Ian Rankin Additional controls and locking measures Helps prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Schools will be closed for the rest of May, and homes will now have to hire a person to do the essential shopping. Otherwise, Nova Scots are encouraged to stay home during the third wave of the epidemic.
Beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, the province’s border will be close to Prince Edward Island and people entering Newfoundland and Labrador until at least the end of the month. There will be boundaries Nova is closed to anyone going to Scotia.
The province extended the vaccine eligibility for Nova Scots to 45 from 49 on Friday.
Newcomers can now register for appointments Pfizer-Bioentech and Moderna vaccines.
These ages are also eligible Astrogenogen vaccine.
Nova Scotia’s vaccine release continues with 356,978 dose vaccines, including 37,630 second dose as of Friday.
New quick test site at Halifax
The new quick test site opened Saturday in Halifax.
Those aged 16 and over without symptoms can now visit the Canada Sports Center at Clayton Park from noon to 7pm this weekend, which will be tested for Covit-19.
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Rapid testing is only open to those who do not travel, are not in the place of exposure and are not in close contact with the positive case.
See a list of quick test sites throughout the province Here.