Fourth COVID-19 wave levelling off, vaccination key to avoiding resurgence: PHAC modelling – CTV

October 8, 2021

OTTAWA — The Delta-driven fourth wave of the pandemic appears to be levelling off nationally, although people who are unvaccinated continue to experience severe outcomes from COVID-19 infections at “elevated rates,” according to Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam.

While daily case counts have slowed, new national modelling released Friday shows that in Saskatchewan, Alberta, and the Northwest Territories COVID-19 infections are continuing to put “significant strain on the health system.” Similar challenges are being seen in smaller health regions with low vaccine uptake as well.

However, as vaccination rates increase across the country, the epidemic has dropped out of a growth pattern nationally, according to the documents issued by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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