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
 

Pandemic ups and downs likely still compounding surgical backlogs – CTV

May 10, 2022

OTTAWA – The ups and downs of pandemic waves continue to affect wait times for elective surgeries in Canada, adding to concerns about mounting backlogs as provinces ease restrictions, new data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information shows.
The new report shows hospitals and health systems have gotten better at weathering spikes of COVID-19 infection since the virus first struck the country in early 2020. But the number of surgeries performed still fluctuates with each pandemic wave, compounding backlogs every time.

“From an ongoing perspective, you can expect to see challenges likely across all provinces, because even if you can ramp up to what you were pre-pandemic, get your waits down, you still have that backlog you’re trying to make your way through,” said Tracy Johnson, director of health system analytics at CIHI.

When COVID-19 first arrived in Canada, hospitals shut down all but the most urgent surgeries to cope with the massive influx of patients.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/backlogs-improved-but-long-waits-remain-for-elective-surgeries-1.5896075

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