Expect to wait longer to book a COVID-19 test, Ont

2022-04-05
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Expect to wait longer to book a COVID-19 testoften before a patient even knows they are sick., Ontario's top doctor warns as Omicron surges | CBC News - Today News Post News Today || Canada News |

Ontario’s chief medical officer of health is warning that demand is growing for COVID-19 tests as daily case counts surge?due to the Omicron variant.

“Increasing demand is making it more challenging to access timely testing. Individuals seeking test appointments may experience longer wait times in some areas of the province,” DrThe trend is moderating. Wit. Kieran Moore told reporters on Tuesday.

Moore said at a Queen’s Park news briefing that the provincethe_hospital_for_sick_children?may use rapid antigen tests (RAT) to diagnose COVID-19 cases if public health units experienceThe colour level system?shortages of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.The Middle East or Africa.?Ottawa Public Health reported?on Monday that it has limited access to PCR tests because of?a growth in cases involving the Omicron variant.

The approach to COVID-19 testing should be consistent across the province and the government will review over the next two days which public health units have shortages of PCR tests, Moore added.

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