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A look inside Canada's hospitals as COVID-19 variant cases surge

CA, 08 Apr 2021
As more contagious coronavirus variants continue to spread across Canada, hospitals are grappling with an increase in intensive care unit (ICU) admissions and wait times in emergency rooms.

With ICU beds occupied at full capacity and a higher number of young patients and staff feeling burnt out, it’s a dire situation, front-line health workers say. Jeff Semple has more from inside a Toronto hospital.

Plus, the Ontario government has declared the province’s third state of emergency amid the COVID-19 pandemic and is issuing a provincewide stay-at-home order effective on Thursday at 12:01 a.m. Eric Sorensen explains what the stay-at-home order means and what officials hope it will lead to.

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