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Canada’s cases of COVID-19 have surpassed 700K

Canada’s cases of COVID-19 have surpassed 700K
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The milestone came after Ontario reported another 3,056 cases Saturday. To date, a total of 701,466 infections have been detected in Canada, with both Ontario and Quebec recording the highest amount.

A total of 17,850 deaths attributed to COVID-19 have been recorded in Canada as well, though over 607,900 patients have since recovered and at least 20,353,00 tests have been administered.

Cases of the virus continue to surge in communities across the country, with officials attributing the large number of social contacts Canadians had during the holidays.

Coronavirus: Canada’s top doctor says COVID-19 measures must be ‘further intensified’ to help stop spread

Coronavirus: Canada’s top doctor says COVID-19 measures must be ‘further intensified’ to help stop spread

The most recent modelling of the virus’ spread — presented by public health authorities Friday — showed that Canada was on its way to surpassing 10,000 new cases of the virus per day by February.

According to Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, current measures would have to be “further intensified” in order to slow down the spread of the virus.

“If we ease measures too soon the epidemic will resurge even more strongly,” Tam said in a press conference Friday.

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The modelling also found cases of the virus could potentially surge past 30,000 per day if Canadians increase their contact with each other by February.

Federal officials also revealed on Friday that shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to the country would be delayed for four weeks due to production issues.
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