Coronavirus cases in Canada surpass 50,000

Global News

Date of Publication: April 28, 2020

Source: Global News

As of April 28, there have been over 50,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada with Quebec leading in both the number of confirmed cases and COVID-19-related deaths. Despite this milestone, Chief Public Officer Theresa Tam, has announced that Canada’s curve is flattening – on April 9th, Canada’s confirmed case count was doubling every 3-5 days, but has now slowed to a doubling rate of every 16 days. Last week, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick announced tentative timelines to ease restrictions and open the economy. This week, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, has similarly unveiled his 3-stage plan for easing restrictions, although no set dates were given. However, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is continuing to urge caution, saying that Canada is “not there yet” in regards to the ability to lift COVID-19 restrictions and that returning to normal would be a slow process.

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Summary by: Sophia Duong