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Toronto's Top Doctor Says More Young People Are Going Directly To The ICU With COVID-19

"The data continues to paint a picture of a worsening resurgence," says Dr. de Villa.
Toronto's Top Doctor Says More Young People Are Going Directly To The ICU With COVID-19

Dr. Eileen de Villa had a stern message regarding Toronto's COVID-19 cases during her Monday press briefing.

The city's top doctor says she's been "hearingfromcolleaguesatTorontohospitalsthat,increasingly,admissionsareofyoungerpeople and often directlytotheICU."

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The doctor warned that "the datacontinues topaintapictureof a worseningresurgenceandescalatingcases" and urged Torontonians not to gather over the coming holidays.

"Unfortunately,ourtrackrecordaroundholidaysisn'tverygood. [...] Now is not the time to gather. We are not well enough protected. There is no reason to believe that history won't repeat itself," urged de Villa.

Of the 670 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Toronto on Monday, "227 are people between the ages of 20 and 39," says de Villa, which is just below 35%.

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