- The healthcare index has declined 46.8 per cent year-to-date (YTD).
- There were 276 instances of monkeypox in Canada as of Wednesday.
- The monkeypox disease can spread from animals to people.
New, highly contagious Omicron subvariants are reportedly causing the spike in COVID-19 cases in Quebec. The Director of Public Health in Quebec, Dr Luc Boileau, reportedly said that despite the surge, it's too soon to think about reintroducing public health restrictions.
Meanwhile, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) said that regardless of how many booster shots they have already had, people at high risk of developing serious illness from COVID-19 infection should be offered a booster injection this fall.