‘We need to know the risk’: Monthly COVID-19 reports not enough for risk assessment, says researcher – CTV

Sept. 16, 2022

There were 25 new deaths reported in the province’s monthly COVID-19 report for the period of Aug. 14 to Sept. 10.

In that time, there were also 1,932 confirmed cases, compared to 1,524 in the previous monthly update released on Aug. 18.

There were 594 hospital admissions, which is up from 488 the last update.

There were also 41 confirmed outbreaks, compared to 46 in the last update.

The Omicron sublineage BA.5 was the dominant strain in the province, accounting for 92.5 per cent of cases. Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab said the province was prepared for the increase.

“What we saw in other provinces and what we predicted was we would see a gradual increase in COVID-19 transmission,” he said. “That’s what we are seeing in August and September.”

Read more: https://regina.ctvnews.ca/we-need-to-know-the-risk-monthly-covid-19-reports-not-enough-for-risk-assessment-says-researcher-1.6070266

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