WINNIPEG - Daily case counts of COVID-19 on New Year's Day hit new record highs in Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Manitoba won't get a COVID update again until tomorrow but on Friday, there were almost 1,500 cases and test positivity topped 30 per cent.
Different provinces are dealing with the new Omicron variant differently. In Quebec, a curfew has been imposed which the Canadian Civil Liberties Association has condemned.
The president of Ontario's University Health Network is concerned about hospitalizations which are growing rapidly right across the country including here in this province. Dr. Kevin Smith is calling on Health Canada to approve Pfizer's new antiviral pill immediately.