Canada in 6th Wave of Covid-19 Pandemic, Says Dr. Theresa Tam
Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam is advising Canadians to continue to wear a mask, regardless of varying jurisdictional guidelines, as the country sees the sixth wave of Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking to reporters during a pandemic update on Tuesday, Tam also underlined the need to get boosted with a third COVID-19 vaccine dose to prevent against severe outcomes from the illness.
“It depends on the location, but yes, we can say we are experiencing a sixth wave in Canada, generally speaking,” Tam said, speaking to reporters.
“There has been a rise in COVID-19 activity everywhere.”
Daily average cases counts increased by 28 per cent nationally during the week leading up to March 31, PHAC said, and community wastewater has continued to signal a rising trend.
Most worryingly, hospitalizations have started to increase, too, Tam said. According to Health Canada’s website, the total number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients increased from more than 4,200 to more than 5,100 during the first week of April.