Canada is flattening the curve faster than a number of other countries around the world, according to the latest update on Monday from Canadian health officials.
Speaking at a press conference, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam said that Canada is ahead of the United Kingdom and Italy when it comes to preventing the spread of COVID-19.
South Korea and Japan, on the other hand, managed to keep their overall curves smaller.
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Canada is also faring better than the United States, who are currently reporting a total of over 2.5 million cases. The U.S. recorded their largest single-day spike in cases on Saturday with a whopping 44,703 new cases.
Canada, in comparison, has a total of 103,250 cases as of Monday.
With that considered, it’s hardly surprising that 68 per cent of Canadians want the U.S.-Canada border to remain closed until at least September — even if our neighbours to the south do offer Disneyland, Twizzlers and Zac Efron.
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On a global scale, Canada currently comprises about 1.02 per cent of the world’s 10.1 million COVID-19 cases.
Although Canada’s total number of cases is still expected to rise into July, health officials say that daily case numbers are declining and that about 64 per cent of cases in Canada are now fully recovered.