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
45 359 131 6,662 7,220
AB
87 838 151 15,086 16,389
SK
52 425 111 14,129 14,546
MB
203 677 125 14,563 15,676
ON
265 215 61 6,040 7,031
QC
59 31 10 3,399 4,832
Atlantic
4 8 4 911 1,146
North60
49 156 34 6,923 8,654
 

This is what a 16-hour hospital shift is like for me while Omicron rages – CBC

Each critical beep of my pager is a reminder I’m needed as a physician elsewhere

Jan 14, 2022

As I rummage through the boxes of N95 masks, I finally find the one in my size. It’s the last one.

I gingerly remove it and throw away the box. I hope when I must change it in a few hours, I’ll be able to find another one on a different floor. That familiar sharp, synthetic odour penetrates my senses as I adjust the mask to seal tightly around my nose, trying to avoid applying excessive pressure to the tender area underneath.

Armed with my gown, mask, goggles and face shield, I check in with my patients, one by one. I then review their lab test results — another two are now COVID-positive. That explains why one patient, a woman in her early 80s, was so sleepy this morning, her toast sitting untouched at her bedside.

I wave goodbye after assessing the jovial fellow with wild, scraggly hair and a personality equally as vibrant. He was admitted for a bloodborne infection and needs a specific type of cardiac imaging to make sure no damage was done to his heart. However, this patient is on a ward with an active outbreak and the results of his latest COVID test aren’t back yet.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/first-person-covid-19-hospital-omicron-staffing-shortage-1.6314226

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