Health officials continue to stress the risk to Canadians from the new coronavirus remains low.
The only apparent community transmission of the disease was reported in British Columbia this week.
While there has been a steady rise in COVID-19 cases in Canada, most people in the country have not gone into a bunker mentality.
A Dart Communications poll released Saturday found 32 per cent of respondents or about 10 million Canadians are concerned they may contract the virus.
The disease has brought about a shift in some of our routines.
Forty-six per cent of Canadians said they or someone in their household have changed their regular habits — more daily hand washing (38%), avoiding places where there are large gatherings of people, such as sporting events, movies, the theatre or restaurants (12%), and purchasing extra supplies (11%) were the largest changes over the last month.
There was little change in how Canadians viewed the effort of local, provincial and federal health officials in tackling COVID-19.
Over 70 per cent remain confident, about the same as a month ago.
There is far less confidence in the Chinese government, with 67 per cent of respondents giving Beijing a thumbs up compared to 80 per cent in the previous poll done in February.
The poll of 1,472 Canadians was taken on March 2, 2020 and is considered accurate to within +/- 2.9 %.
More information: https://dartincom.ca/polls/