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  • Albertans in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s are ending up in ICU with COVID-19 faster than ever before

    Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calga...ates-1.6003118

    Albertans in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s are ending up in ICU with COVID-19 faster than ever before
    Intensive-care admissions reach new peaks, raising concerns over variants and long-term health effects
    Robson Fletcher ? CBC News ? Posted: Apr 27, 2021 6:00 AM MT | Last Updated: 7 hours ago

    More Albertans in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s are ending up in ICU with COVID-19 than ever before, according to a breakdown of data published by Alberta Health.

    This comes as case rates have soared among these age groups, most of whom have not yet been vaccinated.

    At the same time, new variants have increasingly crowded out older versions of the coronavirus that had been circulating in Alberta last year.

    In total, there were 145 patients in intensive care units (ICU) across the province as of Monday, according to Alberta Health, which is nearing the all-time peak of 151 set back in December.

    But the people admitted to ICU in recent weeks have been significantly younger than those admitted over the winter, when a devastating second wave of infection swamped hospitals with critically ill patients.

    Back then, people in their 60s and 70s made up the bulk of new patients arriving in ICU ? but, in recent weeks, they have been surpassed by those in their 40s and 50s...
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