OTTAWA, OCTOBER 26: There have been 216,104 cases of COVID-19, including 9,946 deaths reported in Canada. The total number of recoveries have reached 181,429, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).
“Since the first cases were reported in March 2020, there have been 216,104 cases of COVID-19, including 9,946 deaths reported in Canada; these cumulative numbers tell us about the overall burden of COVID-19 illness to date,” Dr Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, said in a statement.
“At this time, there are 24,729 active cases across the country. The latest national-level data indicate daily averages of 2,488 new cases (Oct 16-22) and 74,719 people tested, with 3.1% testing positive (Oct 11-17).
The number of people experiencing severe illness continues to increase. Provincial and territorial data indicate that an average of 1,010 people with COVID-19 were being treated in Canadian hospitals each day during the most recent 7-day period (Oct 16-22), including 209 of whom were being treated in intensive care units. During the same period, there were an average of 23 COVID-19-related deaths reported daily,” Dr Tam said.