OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says new federal modelling shows that COVID-19 is in decline across Canada, but the country is not out of the woods yet.
He says the continuing threat means as more people start working out in public, adhering to physical distancing measures and wearing masks remains very important.
“The pandemic is still threatening the health and safety of Canadians,” Trudeau says. “Across the country, and especially in areas where we continue to see large numbers of cases — of new cases — as well as in places like longterm care facilities and seniors’ homes, the situation remains serious.”
Trudeau adds the country will have to do better at testing and tracing contacts of people who contract the novel coronavirus to stamp out flare-ups.
Watch the full update from federal ministers here.
MPs and federal health officials provide coronavirus update
Posted by NEWS 1130 on Thursday, June 4, 2020
Canada’s case count has been trending downward, however, we have surpassed the best case scenario for total cases and deaths provided in the last round of modelling data.
The country has recorded more than 93,000 cases of the coronavirus, and close to 7,500 deaths so far.
Thursday’s federal projections come amid growing fears that a second wave of COVID-19 is inevitable, however, how bad that second wave will be remains unknown.