Canada set for surge of Omicron cases in coming weeks - medical official


Reuters | Ottawa | Updated: 14-01-2022 21:41 IST | Created: 14-01-2022 21:41 IST
Canada set for surge of Omicron cases in coming weeks - medical official
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Canada will see a surge in cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in coming weeks which could put significant new strains on the healthcare system, chief public health officer Theresa Tam said on Friday.

Tam told a briefing that scenarios suggested the wave might peak before receding into February. New daily cases of COVID-19 have jumped to a record 37,500 and this is most likely much less than the true number, given constraints in testing capacity across the country, she added.

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