Canada's COVID-19 cases surpass 2.7 mln
Ontario, the most populous province in the country, reported 10,964 new cases and 42 deaths on Friday.
There were 3,814 people in Ontario hospitals who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, an increase of more than 180 from the day before.
Of the 3,814 COVID-19 patients, 527 were in intensive care units, up from 500 the previous day. And 384 of those in intensive care were either not fully vaccinated or had an unknown vaccination status.
Quebec, the second-most populous province, confirmed 7,382 new cases of COVID-19 with 68 deaths on Friday.
The province admitted 442 new patients on Friday and the total number of hospitalizations was 3,085, including 275 in intensive care units.
The new modeling released by the Public Health Agency of Canada on Friday showed the Omicron variant will push hospital admissions to "extremely high levels" in the coming weeks as case counts will reach levels never before seen in this country.
The modeling data also suggested that Canada is on track to see approximately between 100,000 and 250,000 daily infections.