COVID-19 researcher watching for potential summer wave – CBC

‘P.E.I. is one of the provinces that has one of the higher numbers per capita’

Jun 28, 2022

P.E.I. is currently facing a moderate hazard from COVID-19, says University of Toronto researcher Prof. Tara Moriarty, but public health should be keeping an eye on the spread of the BA.5 subvariant of Omicron.

Moriarty is part of COVID-19 Resources Canada, a research group funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The group has been working on creating a hazard index for COVID-19.

“The situation right now in P.E.I. is moderate, which means there is probably somewhere between one to two times the expected deaths from influenza, from COVID,” said Moriarty.

“P.E.I. is one of the provinces that has one of the higher numbers per capita compared to others.”

This may be because P.E.I. was successful in controlling infections during the early part of the Omicron wave, she said, which has left more people susceptible to infection in recent weeks.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-moriarty-covid-summer-wave-1.6504013

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