PM Trudeau provides updates Canada’s COVID-19 status and Future Projections in his national address

During his daily national address to the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the updated federal projection figures for the COVID-19 cases in Canada.

According to those figures, the spread of the virus appears to be slowing down, but Trudeau says that the pandemic threat is still alive.

The update for these figures is a result of provinces reporting a decrease in cases as they begin the reopening process for schools, parks, and the rest of the economy. Ontario and Quebec are exempt from this, as these two provinces are struggling to get their case numbers to the desired targets.

“The data shows that we are continuing to make progress in the fight against this virus. In many communities, the number of new cases is low and we can trace where they came from,” Trudeau said.

He went on to say that the lower case numbers are an encouraging sign, but that the pandemic is far from over.

“I want to be very clear we’re not out of the woods. The pandemic is still threatening the health and safety of Canadians”.

At the end of April, the Canadian government estimated that the country was on the path to having between 53,196 and 66,835 cases, and between 3,277 and 3,883 deaths by May 5. By that date, Canada had more than 62,000 cases and a reported 4,166 deaths.

Trudeau has gone on to say that Canada needs to do a better job of testing and contact tracing in order to prevent further outbreaks.

The federal COVID-19 response briefing

During the briefing in Ottawa this morning, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam and colleague Dr. Howard Njoo addressed the updated modelling on the amount of COVID-19 cases and deaths Canada may see in the next few weeks.

According to the new figures, Canada may potentially see case numbers between 97,990 and 107,454 and deaths that could range between 7,700 and 9,400. The estimated numbers are predicted to be met by June 15.

Further reports show that provinces are having different experiences when it comes to the pandemic. According to said report, Ontario and Quebec account for more than 90 percent of the COVID-19 cases in the country.

For Prince Edward Island, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon have had no cases attributed to community transmission, and that Nunavut has no cases to report.

The latest numbers are still indicating that the virus is prevalent for Canadians located in long-term care and senior homes, as they represent 18 percent of Canada’s confirmed cases and 82 percent of Canada’s reported deaths.

The update also states that those who were age 60 and up made up 94 percent of the countries reported deaths. Further reports have shown that the same age demographic represented 71 percent of the 8,742 hospital admissions and 61 percent of the 1,721 ICU admissions.

Doctors were able to confirm that the health measures the country put in place have been effective for controlling the spread of the virus, but has also warned that lifting the measures now would result in a rebound of the epidemic, setting back all the work done so far.

Canada COVID-19 Stats

Confirmed cases:  93,700

Recoveries:  51,445

Deaths: 7,635

This content is also available in: Tiếng Việt


Bài Liên Quan

Ontario Reveals Plans for Reopening Childcare Centres

In his daily provincial address, Premier Doug Ford and his government announced that the province’s child-care centres will be allowed to reopen...

Canadians Could Be Fined Up to $5,000 as The Canadian Government Proposes Cracking Down on CERB Fraudulent Claims

In his daily national address, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau elaborated on the federal government’s plan on punishing individuals who are submitting fraudulent...

Stage One of Ontario’s businesses reopening begins today as coronavirus restrictions loosen

Tuesday some of Ontario’s businesses will be allowed to reopen their doors after a two-month closure due to the spread of the...

Canada to be lender of last resort for big companies like airlines and oil producers

Reported By: Steve Scherer and Kelsey Johnson, Reuters OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada on Monday said it would be the...

Canada’s First COVID-19 Vaccine is Now in Testing Stages

While World Leaders are making monumental changes such as travel restrictions and bans on large social gatherings to combat the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Ottawa Posts $343 Billion Deficit, Government Spending Hit Levels Higher Than Second World War

This afternoon, Finance Minister Bill Morneau provided a fiscal snapshot and short-term economic analysis of what the federal government has spent amid...

COVID-19: Breaking the new social distancing rule? You could be fined up to $1,000 and businesses upto $500K

People and businesses found breaking the new social distancing rules will be fined, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) said Friday.

This content is also available in: Tiếng Việt