Thu. Jun 30th, 2022

COVID-19 cases continue to rise across Canada as the Omicron variant of coronavirus becomes further entrenched in the country.

Ontario reported more than 9,800 new cases of the virus yesterday, Quebec counted about 8,000, and in Nova Scotia more than 1,100 were confirmed over the weekend.

The high case numbers came when new restrictions came into force in Quebec restricting private gatherings by six people or two household bubbles.

And a growing number of athletes testing positive for the virus prompted Curling Canada to cancel Olympic mix-double trials yesterday.

Meanwhile, public health experts expect the number of cases to continue to rise due to the high portability of the Omicron variant.

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And it has renewed their concerns about the capacity of Canada’s hospitals and healthcare professionals to deal with yet another wave of the pandemic.

Several provinces have asked people to be tested only if they have symptoms, as hospitals and centers have reached their test limits.

Health analysts have said this means there are likely to be far more cases than have been reported.

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