Latest COVID wave may have peaked in Quebec: CIUSS West-Central's Dr. Rosenberg

The Jewish General Hospital

The current COVID wave, which involves the highly transmissible Omicron variant and has prompted the current 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew in Quebec, may have already peaked, says Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, executive director of the Jewish General Hospital and CEO of West-Central Montreal Health.

At 11 a.m. Tuesday, Santé Québec reported that there were 8,710 new cases in the past 24 hours, a significant decrease from recent numbers.

"It looks to me, at least from what I've seen from our own numbers at the Jewish General over the last 72 hours, this wave may have peaked and we may be on the way down," Dr. Rosenberg told CTV News.

He added that Quebec is nowhere near a position where hospitals have to decide which patients have to receive critical care.

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