Canada's COVID-19 case count nears 20,000
Canada's COVID-19 case count continues to rise daily, with the national total reaching 19,774 as of April 9 at 11:30 a.m.
A total of 361,969 people have been tested for the virus in Canada and 341,327 patients have been confirmed negative.
Quebec is the province with the most cases by far, with a provincial total of 10,031 as of Thursday morning. Ontario has the second-highest tally of 5,759, followed by Alberta with 5,759 and British Columbia with 1,336.
Nova Scotia is next with 342 cases, followed by Saskatchewan with 271, Newfoundland and Labrador with 232, Manitoba with 221, New Brunswick with 108, Prince Edward Island with 25, Yukon with eight and Northwest Territories with five. Nunavut has yet to record a single case of COVID-19.
So far, there have been 401 deaths linked to the coronavirus in Canada, and the overall case fatality rate of 2.2 per cent.
Canada currently has a test rate of 9,558 per million population, and the per cent of positivity is 5.4 per cent.
To get through this together, we must all stay apart. #PhysicalDistancing means you can still go to the grocery store, but limit it to once per week. Otherwise, #StayHomeSaveLives. https://t.co/u6gUyOUotB #COVID19 #FlattenTheCurve pic.twitter.com/01bLN2QSIc— Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (@DeputyPM_Canada) April 8, 2020
According to Canada's daily epidemiology update for April 8, the highest proportion of cases are being reported among people 40-59 years of age (35 per cent), followed by those 20-39 years of age (27 per cent).
Canadian health officials released federal modelling today with total case and death toll projections. The numbers suggest that between 11,000 and 22,000 deaths are projected over the length of the pandemic with control measures in place.
Canada's trajectory appears better than many countries, health officials say. And while the country is in an earlier stage than other nations, they say that's allowed us to learn from the experience of others. As a result, the increase is slower, and per-capita testing is higher. pic.twitter.com/n2OJ7AqjAK— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) April 9, 2020
If the infection rate is held to 2.5 per cent of the population, around 11,000 are likely to die. If that increases to 5 per cent, 22,000 deaths are projected.
With no measures or interventions taken, more than 300,000 people would have died from COVID-19 in Canada .
Internationally, 206 countries/jurisdictions are now reporting cases of COVID-19. The United States is reporting the highest number of cases, followed by Spain, Italy, Germany and France.
There are now a total of 1,403,915 confirmed cases globally, and 82,943 people have died.
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