Ontario Health Sector: COVID-19 Outbreak on Hospital Capacity

Source: Ontario Health Sector: COVID-19 Outbreak on Hospital Capacity

The FAO estimates that in the lead-up to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Province had 906 acute care beds, 357 critical care beds, and 356 critical care beds with ventilators that were unoccupied (i.e., available). By April 14, the Province and Ontario hospitals had taken measures that made available an additional 9,349 acute care beds, 2,077 critical care beds and 2,075 critical care beds with ventilators, including:[5]

As of April 23, there were 910 hospitalized COVID-19 patients, of which 243 required critical care. Despite the recent growth in hospitalizations, the Province has a significant amount of remaining available capacity to accommodate COVID-19 hospitalizations. As of April 23, there were approximately 9,345 unoccupied acute care and 2,191 unoccupied critical care beds.


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