More than 7,000 people in Canada have now recovered from COVID-19
There are over 24,000 cases of COVID-19 in Canada and 713 deaths related to the virus, as of April 12.
Over 7,000 Canadians have recovered.
Quebec has 12,846 cases, Ontario has 7,049, Alberta has 1,569, British Columbia has 1,445, Nova Scotia has 445, Saskatchewan has 289, Manitoba has 243, Newfoundland has 241, New Brunswick has 114, P.E.I has 25, Yukon has eight, and the Northwest Territories has five.
Nunavut has yet to report a case of COVID-19.
According to Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam, more than 400,000 Canadians have now been tested for the virus. Of that number, 5.6 per cent of those tests were positive.
Over 404,000 people have been tested for #COVID19 in 🇨🇦, with over 5% confirmed as positive. Provinces & territories continue to strengthen capacity to maintain testing at a high rate to #TestandTrace where spread is occurring.— Dr. Theresa Tam (@CPHO_Canada) April 12, 2020
Tam expressed her gratitude to Canadians that are staying at home this weekend during Easter and Passover.
"Whether you are getting together with family virtually, participating in a religious celebration online, or spending a quiet weekend at home, I thank you," Tam said.
"We are still at a very critical stage in the fight against COVID-19. What each of us does now impacts the trajectory of this epidemic."
"By staying apart, we can get through this together."
This long weekend our mission is #StaycationfortheNation to #PlanktheCurve ➡️#CrushtheCurve of #COVID19. #StayHomeSaveLives & find ways to connect virtually. Board game w\ family, friends over cyberspace anyone? #PhysicalDistancing— Dr. Theresa Tam (@CPHO_Canada) April 11, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also addressed Canadians staying home this weekend, saying, "This is an important weekend for a lot of Canadians, and although we can't celebrate in groups with our extended families, it's important to stay connected virtually and reach out to our loved ones."
This weekend is a chance for all of us to reflect on what matters, and to think about where we are. I know this hasn’t been easy, but I also know that we’ll get through this together. And this long weekend, that’s my message to you. Watch my daily update below. pic.twitter.com/41vlutRJzi— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 12, 2020
"Whether you're marking Easter, Passover, Tamil New Year, or Vaisakhi," he said, "this weekend is a chance to take a pause and reflect on what really matters."
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