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Canada ‘Canada is at a crossroads’: Federal health officials warn coronavirus habits must change

20:46  22 september  2020
20:46  22 september  2020 Source:   globalnews.ca

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  Canada adds over 900 new coronavirus cases, continuing alarming upward surge The new total nearly matches the number reported back on May 26 — which happened to be the first day in months that daily cases were under 1,000.The new total nearly matches the number reported back on May 26 — which happened to be the first day in months that daily cases were under 1,000, signalling the end of the pandemic's first wave.

The Public Health Agency of Canada is working closely with partners domestically and around the world, including the World Health Organization (WHO), to respond to this Special measures to help temporary and permanent residents and applicants affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Health Canada ’s official coronavirus webpage contains only the current tally, which is gathered and compiled by What interests him is how the curve may change in the future. “We just enacted social-distancing measures. Canada is at a crossroads . Can we stay off the path of the destructive curve?

a woman smiling for the camera: Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, speaks during a press conference on Parliament Hill during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

There is a 'concerning' number of coronavirus cases spreading across Canada, the country's top public health official, Dr. Theresa Tam, said on Tuesday.

Speaking at a media conference, Tam said Canada's uptick in virus cases will continue to escalate unless both public health and personal preventive measures are strengthened.

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To protect Canadians from the outbreak of COVID-19, the Prime Minister announced travel restrictions that limit travel to Canada . Until further notice, most foreign nationals cannot travel to Canada , even if they have a valid visitor visa or electronic travel authorization (eTA).

international health authorities. public websites . We update locations once a day. We also remove information older than 14 days, as this is the quarantine period for those who may have If you have recently returned to Canada , you must quarantine for 14 days from the date you arrived in Canada .

Read more: Canada sees 1,307 new COVID-19 cases, marking highest daily increase since early May

Because daily reporting of cases only catch transmission in the past, she warned actions taken right now are essential to keep the virus under control.

"The only way to achieve strong control of COVID-19 and prevent the virus from surging into an uncontrollable growth trajectory is for public health authorities and the public to work together." Tam said.

As of Tuesday, Canada there have been 145,415 reported cases of coronavirus and 9,228 reported deaths in Canada.

Tam offered an updated picture of the current COVID-19 pandemic facing Canada, which included new modelling and estimates on the number of cases and deaths.

The modelling showed the highest uptick in transmission occurred in young adults — aged 20 to 39-years-old — a shift from older Canadians, which was the highest number in June,

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The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), in collaboration with Canadian public health experts, has developed this guidance for federal /provincial/territorial (FPT) public health authorities (PHA) to support the management of cases and contacts of COVID-19 within their jurisdictions.

Links to COVID-19 ( coronavirus ) information for Canadians including current situation, statistics, financial support, your health , travel, immigration, safety and awareness resources.

The report also showed that Canada is at a "crossroads and individual action to reduce contact rates will decide our path."

For example, if Canadians maintain current rates of contacts, the epidemic is forecast to resurge to over 5,000 reported cases per day in October. However, if Canadians decrease the current contact rate, COVID-19 is forecast to come under control in most locations., the modelling data showed.


Video: Coronavirus: Canadians should ‘redouble their efforts’ at preventing COVID-19 spread as national case count rises, Tam says (Global News)

Canada sees 1,241 new coronavirus cases as worries of a second wave grow .
Provincial health authorities also said six more people had died after contracting COVID-19. The country's death toll now stands at 9,234. Read more: Coronavirus numbers are surging in Canada. But who’s getting sick and why? The new infections come amid growing concern that Canada may be experiencing a second wave of the virus. At a press conference earlier on Tuesday Canada's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Theresa Tam, called the new cases in Canada “concerning.” She said the situation will continue to escalate unless both public health and personal preventive measures are strengthened.

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