Regional Covid-19 Resources and On Reserve Stats by Region Below:
Black = New Cases, Green = Recovered, Red = Deaths, Blue – Hospitalized, Purple – ISC reported total –  Updated Daily

BC
14 458 158 8,632 8,804
AB
9 1,046 185 20,082 20,311
SK
0 495 129 16,186 16,343
MB
4 901 155 25,118 25,283
ON
81 365 80 21,111 21,459
QC
86 115 26 13,653 13,793
Atlantic
0 14 9 4,614 4,658
North60
10 326 56 19,406 19,499
 

As wildfire season approaches, new studies show air pollution linked to severe health outcomes – CBC

A new study links chronic air pollution to ICU admissions from COVID-19 in Ontario

Jun 05, 2022

Experts are warning about the negative health impacts from air pollution as we head into wildfire season — and new research suggests it could exacerbate severe outcomes from COVID-19 and increase the risk of lung disease.

While doctors have previously made the link between fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) — a pollutant emitted from anything burning — and how inhaling it can exacerbate asthma, lung and heart disease, they’re still trying to better understand the long-term health impacts.

These studies show that chronic exposure to air pollution can increase health risks and with increased wildfires emitting more PM 2.5, experts say we must protect ourselves from polluted air as much as possible.

According to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, COVID-19 patients who live in areas exposed to common pollutants like fine particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide and ground level ozone are more at risk of severe outcomes like hospitalization, intensive care admission and death.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/air-pollution-studies-healith-1.6475375

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