Manitoba COVID-19 patient dies in intensive care at Ontario hospital

Manitoba's ICUs are seeing a skyrocketing number of admissions, according to Shared Health. via The Ottawa Hospital

A Manitoba COVID-19 ICU patient who was being cared for at a hospital in Ontario has died.

Shared Health Manitoba said the patient, a man in his 30s, had been in intensive care out-of-province since May 20.

Four additional patients were transported to hospitals Tuesday in Windsor, Sault Ste. Marie, St. Thomas-Elgin, and Markham Ontario. A fifth was sent to hospital in Saskatchewan.

Read more: Manitoba ICUs grapple with staggering amount of COVID-19 admissions, more patients sent to Ontario

There are currently 40 critically ill COVID-19 patients from Manitoba being treated out-of-province, due to to a surge in patient demand, primarily in Ontario.

Manitoba has also reached an agreement with Alberta Health Services to accept as many as 10 ICU patients as needed.

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As of midnight, Shared Health said, 127 patients were in Manitoba ICUs, including 69 who have or are recovering from COVID-19 — far surpassing the pre-COVID baseline ICU capacity of 72 patients.

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