As of Sunday morning, there are 76,204 COVID-19 cases, including 5,702 deaths, in Canada according to Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam.
However, Dr. Tam noted more than 38,159 or 50 per cent of cases are now recovered.
To date, labs across Canada have tested over 1,296,000 people for COVID-19, with about 6 percent positive, and are testing between 26 to 28-thousand people daily.
It is the Victoria Day long weekend, and Dr. Tam acknowledged in a statement it is bittersweet considering “we would usually be revving up for summer: pulling out the bikes, maybe a canoe, dusting off the deck chairs and putting up the patio lanterns to launch a season of socializing out and about.”
But she stressed “since not every area of Canada is at the same place in terms of COVID-19 activity, Canadians will need to follow local public health authorities for specific advice.”
But no matter where we are in the country, the most important way to get out safely is to maintain physical distancing, and keep up our now-exquisite hand hygiene and cough etiquette. Most importantly, if you have any symptoms, even if they are mild, stay home!” Dr. Tam added.
The latest information can be found at Canada.ca/coronavirus.