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
87 228 84 3,732 4,053
AB
190 578 97 10,115 11,086
SK
225 302 83 9,831 10,446
MB
6 544 100 9,285 9,417
ON
19 137 39 3,032 3,165
QC
4 17 7 900 936
Atlantic
3 1 1 29 44
North60
34 92 14 1,845 2,126
 

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Canadian Blood Services under strain as eased COVID-19 rules increase demand – GLOBAL

July 29, 2021

A return to a somewhat normal summer as COVID-19 restrictions are eased is putting a strain on Canada’s blood supply.

Several provinces have started lifting restrictions – most notably Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan – and demand is up as a result.

“As provinces slowly open up, there’s some return to normal activities. Hospital demand is increasing,” said Tracy Smith, the Prairies and Northwest Territories donor relations director for the Canadian Blood Service.

“You can imagine that they are trying to catch up with some of the backlogs, some of those surgeries that were put on hold during the pandemic. They’re trying to get those in … (and) blood products are becoming more in demand.”

The need for blood products tailed off dramatically 16 months ago as the pandemic brought travel to a near standstill and all but the most critical surgeries were cancelled.

Read more: https://globalnews.ca/news/8069653/canadian-blood-services-covid-19/

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