Toronto

Peel Region saw 81 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in about a month. None were fully vaccinated

Peel Public Health's medical officer Dr. Lawrence Loh says all of the recent hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients in Peel have been among people who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.

Dr. Lawrence Loh says data shows how severe the delta variant can be even for the partially immunized

Dr. Lawrence Loh is medical officer of health for the Region of Peel, which includes the cities of Brampton and Mississauga. (CBC)

The top doctor of a COVID-19 hot spot in Ontario says data shows that all of the people in the region who were hospitalized recently with COVID-19 had not been fully vaccinated.

Dr. Lawrence Loh says between June 1 and July 9, 81 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Peel Region, which includes the cities of Brampton and Mississauga.

He says two thirds of those patients were unvaccinated, and one third had received only one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Dr. Loh says the data shows how severe the delta variant can be even if you're only partially immunized against the virus.

Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown is pleading with residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

He says the data shows that vaccines work, they save lives and keep the community safe.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversation  Create account

Already have an account?

now