There are now more than 1,000 deaths in Canada due to COVID-19
There are now more than 1,000 deaths in Canada due to COVID-19, as of April 15.
In a milestone that none of us wanted to reach, Canadian health officials' data released on Wednesday reveals that the virus has claimed 1,007 lives across the country.
Ontario and Quebec have reported the majority of deaths in Canada — with 385 and 487, respectively.
Canada has now officially surpassed 1,000 deaths due to #COVID19. Here’s the breakdown as of 2pm ET:— Rosa Hwang | 황지연 | (@journorosa) April 15, 2020
British Columbia: 72
Nova Scotia: 3
Nfld & Labrador: 3
Total: 1,007 dead #coronavirus
The total number of COVID-19 cases in Canada has risen to more than 28,000, although close to 9,000 people have already recovered from the virus.
Dr. Theresa Tam warned on Monday that deaths will continue to increase even as the epidemic growth rate slows down.
She also, however, said on Wednesday that the number of cases is no longer doubling every three days — and we may be reaching the top of the curve soon.
"There is cause for some cautious optimism from our epidemiological data," she said. "The epidemic is slowing down."
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