Canadians must reduce contact to bring pandemic under control: modeling – National


The coronavirus pandemic is expected to accelerate unless Canadians reduce their contact with others, new modeling shows.The latest modeling from Health Canada suggests that by October 17, the cumulative total of cases could vary between 188,150 and 197,830.

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The total death toll could be between 9,690 and 9,800 by that date.

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Modeling indicates that if people reduce their rate of contact with others by 25-35%, the epidemic will be brought under control in most areas.

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At a press conference on Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada was at a “tipping point” regarding COVID-19.

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Currently, more than 177,000 people in Canada have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and there have been 9,583 deaths associated with the disease. People between the ages of 20 and 39 currently have the highest infection rate of any age group.

This is breaking news and will be updated as new information becomes available.

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