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
14 458 158 8,632 8,804
AB
9 1,046 185 20,082 20,311
SK
0 495 129 16,186 16,343
MB
4 901 155 25,118 25,283
ON
81 365 80 21,111 21,459
QC
86 115 26 13,653 13,793
Atlantic
0 14 9 4,614 4,658
North60
10 326 56 19,406 19,499
 

Do COVID-19 rapid tests work on Omicron? – CTV

May 20, 2022

With Canadians across the country still faced with limited access to polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, rapid antigen tests remain a quick and easy way to tell whether or not someone has COVID-19.

But a recent study performed in the United States revealed that these rapid tests may be less sensitive to newer variants of the virus, and therefore less effective at detecting their presence. This may leave some wondering just how accurate rapid antigen tests actually are, especially as Canadians navigate a sixth wave driven by the Omicron variant.

“The tests do work, they are still detecting COVID,” Dr. Christopher Labos, a Montreal-based cardiologist and epidemiologist, told CTVNews.ca in a phone interview on May 18. “We just have to understand their limitations.

“What we’re seeing with the Omicron variant and other variants is that false negatives are an issue.”

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/do-covid-19-rapid-tests-work-on-omicron-1.5911241

 

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