The Prime minister Justin Trudeau stated that in regard to the spread of the COVID-19, Canada is headed in the right direction, although the threat remains. His remarks come before the administrator in the chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, gives a revised picture of the current epidemic in this country thanks to a new model, including the estimated number of cases and deaths on the horizon. “The virus remains a very serious threat to our health,” said Trudeau on Monday, informing Canadians about the latest relief efforts in the event of a pandemic, which the federal government works, which includes the extension of a relief program commercial rent for another month.
“After a spring of very difficult, things continue to move in the right direction. We still have hot spots in certain parts of the country, but nationally, the number of cases, hospitalizations and deaths decreases with time. And it is because Canadians are doing their part, ” said Trudeau. “While we are on the right track, the fight against COVID-19 is not yet complete. When we start to reopen some parts of the economy, we must continue to follow the directives of local public health we protect each other. ”
Trudeau has brought back with him all throughout his speech the need to keep track of measures such as the wearing of masks and the physical distance, or risk losing the progress made as seen in other countries, particularly the United States, where cases are reaching pandemic levels almost early, after the States have relaxed the restrictions.
“It’s going to be really, really important that everyone remains attentive and vigilant to his own behaviors, so that we can prevent a second wave arrive… as we begin to see in places around the world, but also, so that we can minimize any wave, if it hits, “said Trudeau.
Trudeau also said that as it is now summer, and the federal authorities of the health will make the transition of national addresses almost daily, to come to talk to Canadians “a few times a week… when we will have information sessions or information to share” and still publishes the latest figures on cases and deaths each day.
The figures for Monday will be the fourth update of the modeling federal offered by representatives of Health Canada.
This comes after Tam warned earlier this month that Canada could see an “explosive growth” in new cases if the reopening was not done with caution. The figures show that if the measures of prevention of the spread are inadequate, Canada could see another peak in October.
The comments of Tam have coincided with the last projection modeling federal COVID-19, according to which there would be between 97 990 and 107 454 cases, and between 7 700 and 9400 deaths by 15 June.
To date, 103 250 confirmed cases of the COVID-19, of which 64% were recovered, and 8 of the 522 deaths.
The national projections the most recent on the severity and the scope of COVID-19 before the update of Monday, also showed that 82% of all deaths due to COVID-19 are linked to homes for the elderly, and that outbreaks in other areas of life and collective work are also at the origin of the number of cases, such as those of factories, meat-packing, shelters and correctional institutions. In addition, approximately 94% of the deaths occurred in persons over 60 years of age.
During the update of the modeling of the 28 April, Canada has seen for the first time, indicators that the curve COVID-19 aplatissait in Canada, and that the rate of spread of cases had stabilized in most of the provinces. At the time, the modeling also showed that, compared to other countries, the epidemic growth in Canada was slower.
The first series of screenings showed that the peak of cases in Canada may occur at the end of the spring, with the end of the first wave in the summer. On 9 April, it was estimated that between 4 000 and 300 000 people in Canada may die the COVID-19 during the pandemic depending on the level of efforts of containment. Although the health officials have estimated that, in the context of public health measures current, the realistic figure would be around 44 000 deaths COVID-19 in the months to come.
At the time, Trudeau stated that the small outbreaks continue to occur once the initial wave is completed, stating that certain precautions public health would be the new standard until a vaccine is developed.