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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: BC health officials hold live briefing amid confusion over isolation guideline | LIVE

B.C. health officials are providing a COVID-19 briefing Friday with sudden changes to isolation guidance causing confusion and frustration for some in the province. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix are set to speak at 10 a.m. PT. The province is facing a lot of heat after the BC CDC quietly changed guidelines for…

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