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Nine months after the pandemic arrived, births fell sharply: data

Nine months after the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in North America, births in Quebec and B.C. fell far below normal levels, statistics show. If the same pattern holds true nationally, Canada would be about 2,900 births short of a normal December, and 2,300 births short of a normal January. Read more on CTVNews.ca.

Young mother with protective mask embracing her newborn baby girl while they are in home isolation during COVID-19 quarantine (Violeta Stoimenova / iStock)