Covid-19 hospitalizations in the US have reached a new record high, surpassing the previous peak from January 2021, HHS data shows.
The Omicron coronavirus variant is forecast to infect more than 50% of the European region’s population in the next six to eight weeks, WHO said Tuesday.
Meanwhile, a third Chinese city has been placed under strict lockdown, leaving about 20 million people confined to their homes.
CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky and NIH director Dr. Anthony Fauci will testify in the Senate today about the Biden administration’s pandemic response as Covid-19 hospitalizations reach levels not seen since last winter’s surge.

OTTAWA — A new poll suggests a slim majority of Canadians support the latest round of lockdowns and other government-imposed restrictions as the Omicron variant continue to fuel an explosion in new COVID-19 infections.

Fifty-six per cent of respondents in the poll conducted by Leger and the Association of Canadian Studies agreed governments are making the right decisions to limit the spread of Omicron and keep the health system from being overrun.

Another 31 per cent said they did not believe Omicron poses a serious health risk to most of those who are infected, and that governments should leave things open and let Canadians live with the risk.

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has said he tested positive for the coronavirus again amid the latest wave of infections in the country fuelled by the Omicron variant.

Lopez Obrador, who overcame the first bout of COVID-19 in early 2021, announced on Monday that he had tested positive for the virus and was experiencing mild symptoms.

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