Nearly half of Canada’s COVID-19 cases now acquired through community spread, Public Health Agency of Canada says
2020-03-24 from theglobeandmail.com
Nearly half of Canada’s COVID-19 cases are now being acquired through community spread, a significant shift as the number of infections, hospitalizations and deaths mounts across the country.
Public-health experts say Canada faces a crucial few weeks during which hospitals will have an influx of severely ill patients that will strain their resources. On Monday, the country had nearly 1,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 20 deaths. Last Monday, Canada had just more than 400 confirmed cases.
One reason for the spike is that COVID-19 is now spreading widely across Canada and is no longer confined to travellers returning from overseas.
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