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Canada’s COVID-19 hospitalizations still sharply rising amid Omicron-driven wave: top doctor | FULL

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam said on Friday that although there are early indicators suggesting Canada has reached its peak of COVID-19 cases in this Omicron-driven fifth-wave, daily hospitalization numbers are still “rising steeply.” “Although there is a degree of underestimation due to current testing policies, the seven-day average of close to 27,000 cases reported daily as…

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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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Canadian officials say COVID-19 restrictions may be lifted once 75% are fully vaccinated | FULL

In the first official glimpse of what life in Canada could be like in the months to come, the Public Health Agency of Canada released potential scenarios for the spring, summer and fall. Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu called it a “roadmap” that will help provinces and territories decide next steps as the national COVID-19 vaccination campaign continues to…

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Young adults behind ‘mini resurgence’ of COVID-19 cases in Canada, official says

Deputy chief public health officer Dr. Howard Njoo says an “invincibility factor” among young people may be contributing to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in Canada. »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX Find CBC News on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1WjG36m Follow CBC…

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Most of Canada’s new COVID-19 cases in people under 40

Health officials are voicing concern as the majority of new COVID-19 cases are being found in people under the age of 40, especially as more bars and restaurants open for indoor service. Welcome to The National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC News. »»» Subscribe to The National to watch more videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTheNational?sub_confirmation=1 Voice your opinion and connect…

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