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The Public Health Agency of Canada provided The Canadian Press with data showing that 4.6 million people have arrived in Canada since March 21, when the border was to be closed to all non-essential travel.
Of these, 3.5 million were considered essential while 1.1 million people were non-essential travelers and quarantined.
Health Canada data on 80% of confirmed cases to date shows that about 4.4% of the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in this country involved recent travelers or people who have come in contact with them.
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