An Ontario doctor says ERs are more stressed than he’s ever seen. Data backs it up

Patients in emergency rooms around Ontario are waiting record lengths of time to get admitted to hospital, a situation medical professionals say only appears to be getting worse. The trend is particularly worrisome for hospitals because it's happening despite a diminishing COVID-19...

An Ontario doctor says ERs are more stressed than he’s ever seen — the data backs it up

Patients in emergency rooms around Ontario are waiting record lengths of time to get admitted to hospital, a situation medical professionals say only appears to be getting worse. The trend is particularly worrisome for hospitals because it's happening despite a diminishing COVID-19...

These sisters were chosen for mandatory COVID-19 testing at Pearson airport. The problem: no one told them

UpdateCBC News has learned the federal government is expected to announce Friday it will soon end the mandatory randomized arrival testing for incoming travellers at Canada's airports.Tori and Maddi Nixon received their testing kit on Friday afternoon, 12 days after they...

Ontario scraps daily COVID-19 reporting for weekly updates as most mask mandates end

After years of daily COVID-19 data reporting from the province, Public Health Ontario (PHO) is moving to a weekly reporting system.In a news release issued late Friday afternoon, the province announced the change comes into effect as of June 11. Ontario...

Ontario planning COVID-19 boosters for fall, most mask mandates ending Saturday

Ontario's top doctor says he is planning for a new round of COVID-19 booster doses to be rolled out this fall as the province is set to lift most mask mandates in high-risk settings on Saturday.Provincial mask mandates for public transit and health-care settings...

Ontario should have extended masking for all high-risk settings, says new science table head

The head of Ontario's expert pandemic advisory table says while key indicators suggest COVID-19 in the province is improving, he would have liked to have seen all remaining mask mandates in high-risk settings in place for a little while longer.On...

Ontario to end most mask mandates Saturday, including in hospitals, on public transit

Ontario will lift most remaining mask mandates on Saturday, including in hospitals and on public transit.The mandates are set to expire at 12 a.m. on June 11, however masking will remain mandatory in long-term care and retirement homes, the province's chief medical...

Ontario’s top doctor reviewing COVID-19 trends as mask mandate for higher-risk settings to expire

Ontario's chief medical officer of health is "reviewing and monitoring key indicators across the province," with the mask mandate for higher-risk indoor settings set to expire.Provincial masking requirements in areas such as public transit, health care settings, long-term care homes and retirement...

Ontario reports 669 COVID-19 hospitalizations, 8 more deaths on Friday

Ontario is reporting 669 hospitalizations and eight more deaths linked to COVID-19 on Friday.Friday's reported hospitalizations are slightly down from 670 on Thursday and down from 948 exactly one week ago.According to the Ministry of Health, 42 per cent of those hospitalized were admitted specifically...

Ontario reports 670 COVID-19 hospitalizations, 2 more deaths on Thursday

Ontario is reporting 670 hospitalizations and two more deaths linked to COVID-19 on Thursday.Thursday's reported hospitalizations are down from 722 on Wednesday and from 1,005 exactly one week ago.According to the Ministry of Health, 42 per cent of those hospitalized were admitted specifically for the...
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