DATA: ONTARIO, QUEBEC ACCOUNT FOR OVER 90% OF COVID-19 CASES
Jun 04, 2020
By Bob Komsic
As some provinces report a decline in cases and are beginning to reopen their economies, Canada’s top public health officials have provided an update on the expected impact the virus will have on Canadians.
Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam
While the latest modelling shows it’s slowing in some parts of the country, other regions and certain age groups are still being hit hard.
Ontario and Quebec have accounted for over 90% of cases the past 14 days.
The coronavirus continues to disproportionately hit Canadians in long-term care and seniors’ homes, which represent 18% of all 93,701 cases and 82% of Canada’s 7,636 deaths.
Of the deaths, 94% were 60 or older.
New federal figures project Canada could see between 97,990 and 107,454 cases and between 7,700 and 9,400 deaths by June 15.