Region of Waterloo to provide more current updates on COVID-19 dashboard
Oct 22 2020
Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam said on Wednesday that cases of COVID-19 continue to increase across the country and the latest national-level data indicate daily averages of 2,401 new cases.
There are now 1,689 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 4,028 people are under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
Alberta reported 898 new cases over the past three days.
"As the resurgence of COVID-19 activity continues in Canada, we are tracking a range of epidemiological indicators to monitor where the disease is most active, where it is spreading and how it is impacting the health of Canadians and public health, laboratory and healthcare capacity".
With almost 500 new cases of COVID-19 detected over the weekend, Henry says that B.C.is in the midst of its second wave of COVID-19.
There have been 11,687 cases of COVID-19 reported in B.C. since the first case appeared in late January and 253 deaths.
The new numbers bring B.C.'s active case total to 1,639.
Less-populated provinces, including Manitoba and Alberta, are also seeing worrying increases.
In advance of a viable COVID-19 vaccine, Dr. Tam indicated Canada needs to "immunize the population against [misinformation and disinformation] before the vaccine arrives".
Canada continues to see increasing COVID-19 cases, reporting a total of 205,749 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 9,824 deaths as of Wednesday, according to CTV.
Another community outbreak was found at J & L Beef Limited in Surrey.
"We know that this can happen and when it does, it can overwhelm our health-care system", she said.
Clusters of cases are associated with essential services like grocery stores and food processing plants and contact tracers are working "around the clock", Henry said.
Her sentiments echoed those in a statement on Saturday, when she stressed the importance of a "collective effort", even though the pandemic is affecting each part of the country differently.
Cole Davidson, press secretary for Health Minister Patty Hajdu, said the claims that quarantine sites are Canadian internment camps for people with COVID-19 are absolutely false.
On Sunday, Fraser Health declared new outbreaks of COVID-19 at a meat processing facility in Surrey, B.C., and at two long-term care homes.
She said parents should communicate with the neighbourhood to find out which houses will participate - and understand that some people will not want children coming to their homes.