Toronto Hospital ICU Celebrates Its First COVID-Free Day Since March 2020 (VIDEO)
"I feel like I'm going to cry now."
On Wednesday, the University Health Network posted a video on Twitter of the staff at Toronto General Hospital's Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit (MSICU) celebrating their first day without a single COVID-19 patient in almost 15 months.
COVID-free for the first time since March 26, 2020! This is the first time the MSICU at Toronto General does not have any COVID patients. We are very grateful for the extraordinary MSICU team! #ThankYoupic.twitter.com/LGmNsF8snY— University Health Network (@University Health Network) 1623885999
"Thank you for your hard work, I feel like I'm going to cry now, our first COVID case was March 26, 2020, and today we are COVID free," said the unit's nurse manager, Denise Morris, in the video to thunderous applause.
Dr. Abdu Sharkawy, an infectious disease expert based at Toronto Western Hospital, announced on Twitter on Monday that his hospital's COVID-19 unit is shutting down, which he called "a testament to the benefit of following [public health] advice & the incredible impact of vaccines."
There's been more positive news on the COVID-19 front in Toronto lately. The city recorded its lowest single-day total of COVID-19 cases since September this week, and 20% of residents are now fully vaccinated.
- Canada Has The Best Hospitals In the World & A Bunch Are In One ... ›
- Toronto Hospitals Celebrate 0 New COVID-19 Patients For The First ... ›
- Toronto Hospital Was Named One Of The Best In The World - Narcity ›