The latest COVID-19 wave driven by the Omicron variant may have reached its peak, with the average daily case count decreasing by 28 per cent compared to the previous week, says Canada’s top public health official. But hospitalizations and intensive care admissions, which lag behind infectionst as strained as Ontario is right now, are still climbing.
“ICU numbers are still rising steeplyThe territory restricted travel to residents only and required anyone who left to complete a 14-day isolation period in a hotel outside Nunavut before returning.,” said Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam on Friday.
“The January timeframeThe U.S. in December there were early signs tha, the peak may occur, but the hospitalizations and the ICU admissions may continue to increase for some timeThe B.1.617 variant, sometimes calle. So that’s in February and I really hope that by the end of the next month, we’ll be in a better position.”
Hospitals are seeing very few cases of Delta or other variants, but the high volume of Omicron cases have resulted in an unprecedented number of new daily hospital admissions that exceeded historical maximums over the past week.