Coronavirus cases in Canada has surpassed the 90-thousand mark, at 90,516 as of Sunday.
The number of deaths is just over 7-thousand at 7,092, 48,573 people have recovered and over 1.6-million people have been tested with about 5 percent of these positive.
Information and stats are available at Canada.ca/coronavirus.
Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam highlighted World No Tobacco Day on Sunday, noting in light of the pandemic “preliminary scientific evidence suggests a history of smoking may significantly increase the chance of adverse health outcomes for COVID-19 patients.”
“Having an underlying health condition, such as one caused by smoking, also puts you at risk for more serious illness and even death.” Tam added.
While she recognizes quitting is difficult, especially now, she noted there are many resources available to help kick the habit, such as two websites, WellnessTogether.ca and BreakItOff.ca, and a toll-free number to speak with a quit coach, 1-866-366-3667.