Canadian officials to provide update on COVID, address other health concerns – GLOBAL

November 25, 2022

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) will provide an update on COVID-19 and address other health concerns on Friday.

Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos and other Government of Canada officials will hold a news conference at 9 a.m. ET.

The update comes at a time when Canada is struggling with three separate surges in viruses.

Cases of COVID-19, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and an early onset of the flu season have posed a significant challenge for kids’ hospitals across Canada, which have been swamped with children suffering from respiratory illnesses.

In the latest respiratory virus report, PHAC states that influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) remain “elevated,” with influenza cases reported to be the highest in Canada.

According to the report, influenza activity “is far above expected levels for this time of year and continues to increase (5,876 detections; 19.2 per cent positive.)”

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