Nfld. & Labrador

Daily COVID-19 case counts are out — and these metrics are in

With Newfoundland and Labrador's testing demand outpacing capacity, the daily COVID-19 case count isn't giving a full picture of just how much of the Omicron variant is out there.

With testing capacity overwhelmed, N.L. health officials leaning on different indicators

Recalibrating how we look at COVID-19

6 months ago
Duration 2:47
With the demand for testing outpacing capacity, health officials are weighing other factors to better understand the extent and effect of the current COVID caseload. Dr. Lisa Barrett explains what experts are looking at in the video above.

With Newfoundland and Labrador's testing demand outpacing capacity, the daily COVID-19 case count isn't giving a full picture of just how much of the Omicron variant is out there.

As the pandemic's fourth wave continues to wash over the province, health officials are gauging the situation using a number of different metrics.

In the video above, Dr. Lisa Barrett — an infectious disease specialist originally from Old Perlican, N.L., and now based at Dalhousie University in Halifax — explains the indicators experts are taking into consideration.

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