OTTAWA | Canada yesterday recorded a sad record for the number of reported cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. However, the death toll remains low.
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The country recorded some 2,400 cases on Thursday, a number qualified as “worrying” by Canadian public health experts.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau admitted that the finding may seem “disheartening” on the eve of Thanksgiving.
He therefore urges the population to respect the measures in place in order to flatten the curve, as in last spring.
“We are at a turning point in this pandemic,” said the Prime Minister in English at a press briefing today, presenting the curves of the federal government. Not only is the second wave underway, but yesterday we hit the highest number of cases recorded daily, well above what we have seen this spring. ”
According to data prepared by Health Canada, the cumulative number of reported cases could drop from 188,150 to 198,000 by October 17.
The number of deaths, however, remains much lower than in the spring. But beware, it is constantly increasing.
Federal curves confirm that Quebec is once again one of the main sources of contagion in the country
In the province, the number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants is more than twice as high as elsewhere, as of October 7.