Canada crosses 2 million Covid19 infections
For the first time since the pandemic began, Canada recorded over 25,000 new cases with 25,238 on Tuesday. Canada has also crossed the 2 million mark in total infections since the coronavirus crisis commenced in 2020.
Nearly every Canadian province shattered its daily Covid19 case count record Wednesday, as the Omicron variant sweeps across the country and brings a level of infection not seen before. The worst-hit province of Quebec, with 12,833 new cases, is trying to deal with the problem by taking the radical step of allowing some infected healthcare workers to remain at their stations.
The biggest jumps in cases were in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia, which are the country’s most populous provinces. Quebec reported more than 13,000 new cases in the previous 24 hours, Ontario had 10,436 and British Columbia listed 2,944.
Canada has no immediate plans to follow the lead of the U.S. and shorten the isolation period for those who contract Covid19 from 10 to 5 days.