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Omicron causes 'enormous' caseload, but severe illness not rising at same rate: Tam

Omicron causes 'enormous' caseload, but severe illness not rising at same rate: Tam

The average daily case count rose 65 per cent from last week
'Why do I feel so guilty?' Saskatchewan residents sending rapid tests out of province

'Why do I feel so guilty?' Saskatchewan residents sending rapid tests out of province

Many are wondering if the uptick in supply will make a difference in being able to find rapid tests since each province, so far, has distributed them differently
Montreal homeless shelters fear COVID-19 crisis as cases rise, temperatures drop

Montreal homeless shelters fear COVID-19 crisis as cases rise, temperatures drop

There were outbreaks in 27 Montreal homeless shelters between Dec. 26 and Jan. 1
Nunavut changes COVID-19 testing to free up health-care resources

Nunavut changes COVID-19 testing to free up health-care resources

Laboratory PCR tests will only be used to confirm COVID-19 in communities without previous cases and for people and staff in high-risk settings
Some federal prisons in Quebec 'very close' to staff shortages: guards' union

Some federal prisons in Quebec 'very close' to staff shortages: guards' union

The union said the four Quebec prisons at risk of staff shortages
Omicron could boost waning immunity, shown in blood: Gov't COVID-19 advisers.

Omicron could boost waning immunity, shown in blood: Gov't COVID-19 advisers.

OTTAWA — Immunity against COVID-19 among vaccinated adult Canadians and those who have already contracted the virus has been waning throughout the population, tests on donated blood have found.
Staffing challenges from surging COVID cases affecting some police, transit service

Staffing challenges from surging COVID cases affecting some police, transit service

With 170 personnel booked off on leave related to COVID-19, the Winnipeg Police Service declared a state of emergency
'Our health-care workers deserve better:' Worry grows as Labrador's COVID cases rise

'Our health-care workers deserve better:' Worry grows as Labrador's COVID cases rise

Labrador's Inuit Nunatsiavut government says there are 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the fly-in community of Nain as well as three presumptive cases
N.L. reports 493 new cases of COVID-19, another jump in infections in Labrador

N.L. reports 493 new cases of COVID-19, another jump in infections in Labrador

Officials reported 493 new cases today and a test positivity rate of 12 per cent
Prince Edward Island extends restrictions and delays reopening schools to Jan. 17.

Prince Edward Island extends restrictions and delays reopening schools to Jan. 17.

There are 198 new cases of COVID-19 on the Island today, increasing the number of active cases to 1,159
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