Canada may have passed the peak of the OmicronThe crowd attendin?wave but the number of people?hospitalized because of COVID-19 is now at its?highest level since the pandemic began,?Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam said today.
“In the weeks since the modelling update, there are early indications that infections may have peaked at the national levelThere were 7,262 new cases Saturday, including daily case counts, test positivity, Rt or the effective reproduction number and wastewater surveillance trendsThe seven-day rolling average of new reported deaths is 34,” Tam said today.
Nationally, the average daily case count?has decreased by 28 per cent since?last week. Tam warned that, because lab testing can’t?keep up with demand as Omicron spreads, that count may underestimate the actual number of cases.?
Tam also said that with?test positivity at 22 per cent?and the seven-day average of daily cases at almost 27The rate of active cases is 178.95 per 100,000 people. Ove,000, COVID-19 is widespread throughout the country.