Once again, surges in COVID-19 hospitalizations are close to overwhelming health systems in several parts of Canada, with admissions surpassing record levels in Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick.
On Jan. 15, New Brunswick reentered lockdown after seeing more than 100 people hospitalized with COVID-19--the highest number the province had recorded to that point
In Quebec, hospitals are reportedly delaying medical services as the province grapples with record COVID-19 hospitalizations. Up to half of all non-urgent procedures may be delayed in most of the province, and several regions may see some emergency departments close and up to 80% of nonurgent and even semi-urgent surgeries postponed.
Roughly 15% of Quebec's health personnel are off work--about 20 000 are sick with COVID-19...