BRAMPTON, Ont. — 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.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 28, 2021.
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