Ottawa, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 20th Oct, 2020 ) :Canada, in the midst of a second wave of Covid-19 illnesses, topped 200,000 cases and inched closer to 10,000 deaths Monday, according to official data compiled by Canadian broadcasters CBC and CTV.
About 80 percent of these cases and more than 90 percent of the deaths were recorded in the country’s two most populous provinces, Ontario and Quebec, which has been the epicenter of the country’s epidemic since it broke out in Canada last March.
Across Canada, authorities have been trying to stem a crush on hospital resources including intensive care beds as “the number of people experiencing severe illness is also increasing,” Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam said in a statement.
Canada has averaged 2,284 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 20 deaths per day, figures that have increased significantly since September with the return to school and work for millions of Canadians after a summer break.
Community transmission of the virus has made it more difficult to detect and trace new cases, while about 2.4 percent of the approximately 77,000 tests carried out each week are positive.
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