Ontario Continues Confirming COVID-19 Cases
'The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create stress and anxiety for many Canadians, particularly those who do not have ready access to their regular support networks,' stated Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, on May 3, 2021.
'As COVID-19 activity continues in Canada, we are tracking a range of epidemiological indicators to monitor where the disease is most active, where it is spreading and how it is impacting the health of Canadians and public health, laboratory, and healthcare capacity.
The latest national-level data show a 7-day average decrease of 7% compared to the previous seven days. For the week of April 18-24, 2021, 6.6% of tests were positive for COVID-19, decreasing from 7.4% the week prior.
However, the nationwide mortality trend is still on the rise, with the 7-day average of 50 deaths reported daily.
The vast majority of COVID-19 cases were reported in Ontario.
Canadians are urged to remain vigilant, continue following local public health advice, and consistently maintain individual practices that keep us and our families safer,' concluded Dr. Tam's comments.
Dr. Theresa Tam was named Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer on June 26, 2017.