Dr. Theresa Tam’s update on COVID-19 

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  • Ottawa, ON – Public Health Agency of Canada

    In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement:

    “There have been 138,803 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,188 deaths. 88% of people have now recovered. Labs across Canada tested an average of 47,111 people daily over the past week with 1.4% testing positive. An average of 722 new cases have been reported daily during the most recent seven days.

    Today, I would like to call attention to the over six million Canadians who have been tested for COVID-19 over the past months, including the over 300,000 people currently being tested each week across Canada. I would like to thank all Canadians who made the decision to get tested.

    In the more than six months since the pandemic began, public health officials like myself have talked a lot about what each one of us can do to protect ourselves, our families and our communities.  A lot of this advice has focused on proven effective prevention measures, such as, staying home and away from others if experiencing any symptoms, even if mild; keeping a physical distance of at least two metres from others when out in public; wearing a non-medical mask or face covering when physical distancing is difficult; and maintaining good hand hygiene.

    But one of the most important public health measures we can take if we have symptoms, or think we have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, is to get tested. For assistance in deciding whether and how to be tested for COVID-19, you can access COVID-19 self assessment tools online.

    Another way you can help break the cycle of infection is to download the Government of Canada’s free COVID Alert app on your phone. While protecting your privacy, the app can alert you of a possible exposure before any symptoms appear. If you have downloaded the app and you test positive for COVID-19, you will get a one-time key from your provincial or territorial health care authority that you can enter into the app. The app will then notify other app users you may have come into close contact with while you were infectious. The app works without collecting personally identifiable or location data.

    We are all adjusting to new ways of resuming school, work, business… in our adapted way of life. As we do so, let’s continue to support each other and protect each other with, compassion and understanding.  You can find additional information on COVID-19 risk factors and precautions Canada.ca/public health news.”

     

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