VANCOUVER—Health care workers in Canada made up about 20 per cent of COVID-19 infections as of late July, a figure that was higher than the global average.
In a report released earlier this month, the Canadian Institute for Health Information said 19.4 per cent of those who tested positive for the virus as of July 23 were health-care workers. Twelve health care workers, nine from Ontario and three from Quebec, died from COVID-19, it said.
Here are some details of what it found:
- Of the 21,842 health-care workers who tested positive for COVID-19, most were from Quebec followed by Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.
- The highest number of health care workers infected with COVID-19 was in Quebec with 14,007.
- Ontario had 6,371 workers infected with the virus while Alberta had 876 and British Columbia 258.
- Nova Scotia had 184 health care workers infected; 58 in Saskatchewan; Manitoba 38; New Brunswick