COVID-19 ‘steady’ in Canada and hospitalizations have stabilized, Tam says – CTV

March 11, 2023

Saturday marks three years since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, and Canada’s chief public health officer says the virus has reached a relatively steady state in this country.

Dr. Theresa Tam says in recent months, there have been no new variant-driven waves of infection.

Omicron subvariants continue to spread but hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths have stabilized

Tam says population immunity is high due to an overall high vaccine uptake combined with the immunity people got from infection.

She says officials are continuing to watch for new strains of the virus that can evade people’s immune systems.

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