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CIHI: COVID-19 hospitalization and emergency department statistics

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Hospitals and emergency departments (EDs) across the country play a critical role in the COVID-19 pandemic. The data collected for these areas can provide a better understanding of resource utilization and outcomes for COVID-19 patients.  The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released updated data on hospitalizations and ED visits for patients with a diagnosis of COVID-19 in Canada.

From January 2020 to February 2021, there were more than 36,320 hospital stays in Canada (excluding Quebec) for patients with a diagnosis of COVID-19. During the same period, more than 143,810 ED visits for COVID-19 were reported by participating jurisdictions.

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