Health officials warned that in Canada, coronavirus infections are on the rise, and the country is at a “crossroads” to avoid a deadly resurgence of the disease.
The new model of the Public Health Agency of Canada shows that cases in several provinces including Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia are rising rapidly, which makes many people worry that the second wave has hit.
In the past few days, the number of infections per day has reached approximately 1,300, which is a daily total that has not been seen since late April and early May.
The model shows that although the current 7-day average is less than 1,000 cases per day, infections may climb to more than 5,000 cases per day in the next two months.
However, if the public continues to maintain a strict attitude (such as washing hands frequently and staying away from society) and health authorities can detect cases and trace contacts, the daily infection rate may be less than 50.
The Department of Public Health said in a statement: “Canada is at a crossroads, and individual actions to reduce contact rates will determine our path.”
Canada’s top public health experts say that coronavirus infections across the country are increasing, and the public is at a “crossroads” to avoid a deadly resurgence
In a short-term forecast, officials warned that by October 2 (above), the daily number of infections may rise to more than 2,000, with a total of 155,795 infections.
The long-term forecast is even more severe. If Canadians continue to gather in large numbers of people, by November, the daily number of cases will reach 5,000 (above).
At a press conference held in the capital of Ottawa on Tuesday, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Alan Tam outlined several scenarios for the spread of the virus between now and January 2022.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Canada has reported a total of 146,663 confirmed cases and 9,234 deaths. More than 90% of deaths are among people over 60.
Forecasts show that if the control is not strict, by October 2nd, the number of cases may rise to more than 1,000 per day, the total number of infections will be 155,795, and the death toll will reach 9,300.
Health experts say that there have been many reports that people gather together, making the spread of the virus very likely.
In the long-term forecast, health officials pointed out that if Canadians increase their current exposure, the number of cases per day will reach 5,000 by November.
Tam said: “With minimal control, this virus can soar to very sharp and strong peaks because most Canadians have no immunity to the virus.”
‘[This] It may overwhelm our health system and have a major impact on our social and economic system. “
The most favorable situation is that there is a slight increase at present, followed by “slow burning” next year, with about 10 cases reported every day.
This requires health authorities to detect cases and trace contacts, monitor isolated or isolated cases, and detect and respond to outbreaks.
At the same time, citizens are advised to wash their hands frequently, maintain social distancing, wear masks and stay at home when symptoms appear.
The most favorable situation is that there is a slight increase at present, followed by “slow burning” next year. Compared with the smallest control situation, about 10 cases are reported every day (above)
Tam advises the public to wash their hands frequently, maintain social distancing, wear a mask and stay at home if they show any symptoms. Pictured: A healthcare worker talking to people outside the COVID-19 testing clinic in Montreal on September 7
Tan said that even with stronger detection and tracking capabilities, people must take preventive measures, otherwise the case may “far” exceed the spring peak. Photo: On September 22, hundreds of people lined up in an alley at the COVID-19 Assessment Center at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto
Tam said: “The only way to gain strong control of COVID-19 and prevent the virus from proliferating into an uncontrollable growth trajectory is to have the public health department and the public work together.”
She said that even with enhanced detection and tracking capabilities, people must take preventive measures, otherwise the cases may “far exceed” the spring peak.
Tam added that this increase is different from the first time because young people between the ages of 20 and 39 lag behind Canadians.
She warned that eventually, at the current rate, cases will cover high-risk groups.
Tam said: “From morning to night, there are no age groups.”
In a community, this will spread to high-risk groups. How we protect these people depends on all the lessons we learn when we take care of long-term care facilities. ”
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared on the national evening radio to discuss the “prospects of the second wave of viruses.” Pictured: Trudeau delivered a speech to the media after a cabinet retreat in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on September 16
Health officials say that Canada’s recent surge in cases is due to people between the ages of 20 and 39, not Canada’s elderly
In Canada, more than 90% of coronavirus deaths are below its peak, and these deaths occur in people over 60
The Prime Minister’s Office said that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will appear on a rare nightly national broadcast at 6.30 pm EST on Wednesday to talk about “fighting COVID-19 as we face the prospect of a second wave of the virus. Urgency”.
At the same time, Purchasing Minister Anita Anand announced a new agreement to purchase the final coronavirus vaccine for Canada, and for the first time purchased 150,000 vials of remdesivir, which is headquartered in Geely, California. Antiviral drugs produced by German Scientific Corporation.
Anand said that Canada has signed an agreement with Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline to produce up to 72 million doses of potential adjuvant COVID-19 vaccines, and has increased the agreement with the previous Moderna vaccine candidate by as much as 1,400. Ten thousand doses.
In addition, the governor of Ontario, Canada’s largest province, Doug Ford (Doug Ford) said that he will begin to implement a six-point plan to deal with the second batch of COVID-19 that may be more challenging.
The first step is what Ford calls the “largest flu vaccination campaign” in Ontario’s history.
Ford said that during the coronavirus surge, flu vaccination will help “reduce the burden and burden on hospitals and doctors’ offices.”