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Her office says the Sudbury senator, 56, is no longer in intensive care and is hopefully on the mend.
He says she was fully vaccinated earlier this year.
So-called “revolutionary cases” of COVID-19 are rare.
Ontario reports that only 2.4% of COVID-19 cases reported since last December were in people who had received two doses of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before infection.
The province estimates that unvaccinated people are seven times more likely to contract COVID-19 than those who are fully vaccinated.
Among people 60 and older, the province estimates that unvaccinated people are 28 times more likely to be hospitalized due to COVID-19.
The Forest-Niesing office said the senator was “grateful for the messages of support she received and the excellent care the hospital and its staff are providing.”
Forest-Niesing was appointed to the Senate of Canada in 2018. She is a member of the Independent Senators Group.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published on October 22, 2021.