Dr. Tam warns Canada may lose ability to keep COVID-19 cases at manageable levels
2020-09-18 from theglobeandmail.com
Canada could lose its ability to manage the coronavirus pandemic due to a worrying recent spike in new COVID-19 cases, the country’s top medical officer said on Thursday.
The warning from Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam is the clearest indication yet of how worried authorities are about the potential for the outbreak to spiral out of control.
An average of 779 new cases had been reported daily during the most recent week, more than double the level in July, Tam said. Officials in major provinces blame social gatherings for the spike.
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