What you need to know about COVID-19 in Ottawa for the week of May 2 – CBC

Quebec mask decision this week

May 02, 2022

Quebec’s health research institute said the province’s sixth wave may be drawing to a close.

Its interim public health director says he will decide early this week about whether to scale back mask mandates next Saturday May 14 or wait a bit longer.

With highly contagious new variants driving surges around the world at different times — will we reach a regular “COVID season” anytime soon? And what will the relationship be between COVID and the flu?

What are the numbers to watch?
Testing strategies have changed under the contagious Omicron variant and many people with COVID-19 aren’t reflected in case counts. Hospitalization numbers and the wastewater signal offer additional data that can help fill in the picture.

There’s more information in our daily story on key numbers.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/covid19-ottawa-coronavirus-symptoms-information-may-2-2022-1.6437870

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