Federal officials’ update on COVID-19 in Canada

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…

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