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COVID-19 Omicron circumstances surge prompting new restrictions, cancellations – Nationwide

COVID-19 Omicron circumstances surge prompting new restrictions, cancellations – Nationwide

COVID-19 circumstances proceed to mount throughout Canada because the Omicron variant of the coronavirus turns into additional entrenched within the nation.

Ontario reported greater than 9,800 new circumstances of the virus yesterday, Quebec counted roughly 8,000, and in Nova Scotia greater than 1,100 had been confirmed over the weekend.

The excessive case counts got here as new restrictions went into pressure in Quebec, capping personal gatherings at six folks or two family bubbles.

And an growing variety of athletes testing constructive for the virus prompted Curling Canada to cancel Olympic blended doubles trials yesterday.

In the meantime, public well being consultants count on case counts to proceed to climb, given the excessive transmissibility of the Omicron variant.

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And that has renewed their considerations concerning the capability of Canada’s hospitals and health-care staff to deal with one other wave of the pandemic.

A number of provinces have requested folks to get examined provided that they’ve signs as hospitals and centres have reached their testing limits.

Well being-care analysts have mentioned this implies there are possible way more circumstances than have been reported.

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