The federal government will provide an update on COVID-19 and address other public health concerns this morning, as hospitals across the country grapple with multiple circulating illnesses including the flu, RSV and COVID-19.
Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos and other officials will provide the update at 9 am ET.
Hospitals and health-care clinics across Canada are struggling with a “multi-demic” of illnesses that has emergency rooms experiencing wait-times of more than 20 hours, with many pediatric intensive care units over capacity.
Health-care employees are working overtime, CTVNews.ca heard this week, and the Ontario government distributed a memo Wednesday calling on family clinics to work nights and weekends to relieve the strain on hospitals.
More to come…