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Canada now has over 50K cases of COVID-19 but almost 20K have recovered

Canada now has over 50,000 cases of COVID-19, according to the latest updates from provincial health officers.

As of April 28, over 19,000 Canadians have recovered from the virus, and 2,859 people have lost their lives.

Quebec continues to report the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Canada, with 25,575 cases to date. Ontario has the second most cases at 15,381, followed by Alberta (4,850), British Columbia (2,053) and Nova Scotia (915).

As a whole, Canada is officially flattening the curve; Public Health Canada released federal modelling today that shows cases are now doubling every 16 days — a massive improvement from the beginning of the pandemic, when they doubled every three days.

However, the new modeling also warns that Canadians can expect subsequent COVID-19 outbreaks well into winter 2020.

Similarly, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that some measure of social distancing will last until a vaccine is found — and Canada is still "a long way" from having that vaccine.

Fortunately, it seems that there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon, because Canada also released guidelines today for provinces looking to reopen their economies once the number of COVID-19 cases is under control.

Lead photo by

Alberta Health Services

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