OTTAWA | The reported daily number of COVID-19 cases in Wave 2 now surpasses that seen last spring. However, the death toll remains low.
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“We are at a turning point in this pandemic,” said Justin Trudeau in English in a press briefing on Friday, 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. ”
The Prime Minister admitted that the finding is “disheartening” for Canadians on the eve of Thanksgiving.
In doing so, he is encouraging people to flatten the curve, as they managed to do last 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.
The federal curves confirm that Quebec is once again the main source of contagion.
In the province, the number of cases per 100,000 population is more than twice as high as elsewhere, standing at around 12, as of October 7.