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COVID-19: Canada in for "intense" weeks of Omicron infections, data shows | FULL

Canada is set for several “intense” weeks of COVID-19 activity as the Omicron variant continues to drive record infections and hospitalizations, new modelling data suggested on Friday. The projections indicate the Omicron wave could peak at 170,000 cases a day this month, though officials say the numbers are estimates of the “true number of daily cases” that may be…

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COVID-19: BC officials urge caution as province passes "worst-case scenario" of new cases | FULL?

British Columbia’s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, urged residents that if they have any hesitation about holiday gatherings they intend to still attend, to reassess their plans. She made the comments on Friday as the Omicron COVID-19 variant continues to surge in the province, with Henry saying the timing before exposure, getting sick and then passing it on…

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COVID-19: BC officials speak as number of cases pass projected "worst-case scenario" | LIVE

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and chief medical officer of health Dr. Bonnie Henry are expected to provide an update on the ongoing COVID-19 situation Friday, a day after daily case numbers hit 2,046, surpassing the projected “worst-case scenario.” According to the modelling data, B.C.’s worst-case scenario involving Omicron would be 2,000 new cases per day by Dec. 29….

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COVID-19: BC health officials provide new modelling data amid Omicron variant concerns | LIVE

B.C. health officials are set to unveil new modelling data on Tuesday afternoon as more cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant are diagnosed in the province. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix are set to speak at 1:30 p.m. PT. B.C. recorded more than 1,100 new cases of COVID over the weekend. Officials reported…

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BC health officials provide COVID-19 update amid holiday travel, Omicron variant concerns | LIVE

B.C. health officials will be holding their weekly COVID-19 update Tuesday afternoon. Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix will speak to reporters at 1:30 p.m. PT. It is expected Henry and Dix will continue to address concerns around the Omicron variant and upcoming holiday travel. On Monday, the province recorded another 946 new cases of COVID-19 over…

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COVID-19: BC reports first case of COVID-19 Omicron variant | FULL

B.C. reported its first case of the COVID-19 Omicron variant Tuesday. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said it was someone in Fraser Health who travelled to Nigeria. The province will be doing full genome sequencing on all COVID-19 cases, Henry added. “We can be confident we are not seeing widespread of this variant in B.C. yet,” she said….

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COVID-19: Thousands of unvaccinated health workers remain in BC | FULL

Three thousand and seventy-one unvaccinated health-care workers in B.C. remain on unpaid leave, officials revealed Tuesday. Health Minister Adrian Dix said this number includes 1,032 casual staff, 989 full-time staff, 819 part-time staff and 16 people whose job status is unknown. Breaking it down further, Dix said 28 are in emergency medicine, 105 in general medicine, 246 care aides…

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COVID-19: Statistics trigger policy decisions | COVID-19 Special

How many people are infected with COVID-19? What is the death rate among those who have fallen ill? The answers to those questions have influenced policy decisions like whether to impose lockdowns, enforce mask-wearing, or encourage people to work from home. But often the official figures fall short of reflecting the reality on the ground. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1 For more…

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Coronavirus outbreak: Ontario health officials announce 477 new COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths | FULL

Ontario’s chief medical officer of health Dr. David Williams provided an update Friday on the latest COVID-19 cases in the province and discussed the public health agency’s ongoing response to the pandemic. Ontario reported 477 new cases of the COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, on Friday, bringing the provincial total to 19,598 cases. The death toll has…

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