Canada’s Top Doctor happy about ‘flattened curve’ but concerned about First Nations and shared housing

The COVID-19 pandemic has now claimed over 3,000 lives in Canada. As of Thursday afternoon, health officials reported 3,082 deaths from COVID-19.

Canada’s number of COVID-19 cases is now at 52,057, with over 80 per cent of those in Ontario and Quebec.

Canadian labs have now tested over 800,000 people, with 7 per cent testing positive. The Public Health Agency of Canada says a majority of COVID-19-related deaths in Canada — 79 per cent — are linked to long-term care homes.


The Public Health Agency of Canada says a majority of COVID-19-related deaths in Canada — 79 per cent — are linked to long-term care homes.

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Theresa Tam says the curve has appeared flatter this week but “people need to stay cautious.”

Canada’s Top Doctor is concerned about increasing numbers in First Nations communities, congregate housing and certain workplaces.

There are 129 cases in First Nation communities. The first case of
COVID-19 was confirmed today in Nunavut.

After reporting its lowest new caseload in three weeks, Ontario reported 459 additional cases of COVID-19 on Thursday – which is close to average for the month. The cases push the cumulative total to 16,187, with 63 per cent now considered resolved by Ontario Public Health.