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COVID-19 Bulletin #556 • January 19, 2022

COVID JAN 19 2022

Based on provincial data, public health officials are highlighting the following trends for the week ending Jan. 13:

Key Updates

  • Only symptomatic individuals or those advised by public health should visit a COVID-19 provincial testing site. Rapid antigen tests will continue to be used for the majority of people visiting a provincial testing site. Those who are at higher risk of severe illness as well as some groups who have tested positive on a rapid antigen test will still be eligible for PCR testing. Detailed information on updated COVID-19 testing eligibility can be found at:


Public health officials advise 15 new deaths in people with COVID-19 are being reported today: