COVID-19 hasn’t gone anywhere in Canada — and we could still see another surge – CBC

Spike in global cases, spread of BA.2 subvariant raise concerns for Canada

Mar 19, 2022

COVID-19 may no longer be top of mind for Canadians, but there are still more cases and hospitalizations now than at some of the worst points of the pandemic — and while we may have moved on, the virus definitely hasn’t.

Canada has lifted almost all public health measures as COVID-19 levels continue to drop from the peak of the devastating Omicron wave that overwhelmed testing capacity and fuelled a record surge in hospitals across the country.

But a recent rise in global COVID-19 cases, the spread of a more contagious Omicron subvariant and a spike in early surveillance signals across Canada has experts increasingly worried we could be on the verge of another surge.

“Following several weeks of declining activity nationally, the average daily case counts are now levelling off,” Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam said during a news conference Friday.

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