Toronto hospital’s ICU is COVID-free for first time in more than a year

Toronto General Hospital staff cheer milestone in video posted to Twitter

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Toronto General Hospital has a reason to celebrate: Its intensive care unit has no COVID-19 patients for the first time in more than 14 months.

The University Health Network (UHN) posted the milestone on social media Wednesday night.

“COVID-free for the first time since March 26, 2020!,” read the caption, alongside a celebratory emoji. “This is the first time the MSICU (Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit) at Toronto General does not have any COVID patients. We are very grateful for the extraordinary MSICU team! #ThankYou.”

The note was accompanied by a video of staff cheering after announcement, which began with a staff member saying, “Thank you for your hard work. I feel like I’m going to cry now.”

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COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Ontario have been dropping as vaccinations continue to rise.

Toronto has been setting daily records of COVID-19 vaccinations, with the city’s the seven-day average of vaccinations at 44,675 a day. As of Thursday morning, 2,801,339 total jabs had been administered in Toronto.

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