As per the Public health agency data released on Friday, Canada reported Zero deaths due to COVID 19 for the first time, since March 15.
Canada’s deaths number due to COVID 19 infection is 9,163 as updated on September 11 which is the same as that was on September 10, according to the government data. However, the number of COVID 19 positive cases increased by 702 making a total of 135,626, the latest updated on September 11.
Canada current situation
Recently, Canada has seen a little pick up in the Coronavirus pandemic as most of the region is opened up schools for in-person schools and ease down the restrictions related to COVID 19 prevention.
However, concerned authorities are on high alert to prevent the fresh COVID19 cases. Regions including British Columbia have imposed new control to combat the spread of the infection.
Still, Canada’s situation is looking healthy as compared to its southern neighbors. In the United State, across the borders, more than 1,90,000 people have died due to COVID 19 and 6.38 million people are infected.
The previous experience helped in dealing with the virus
Canada’s experience of dealing with the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) has helped the health officials and public health workers to be prepared better. Although, SARS killed as many as 44 people in Canada, which is the only country outside Asia that reported deaths due to the SARS outbreak in 2000-2003.
In Canda, the first case of Coronavirus was reported in Toronto on 25 January. Also, both Ontario, the country’s most populated region, and neighboring Quebec turned into the hot spots for COVID-19 infections
Both the regions struggled with the Coronavirus outbreak in long-term care homes. Canada’s first death due to COVID 19 virus was reported on March 9 at a British Columbia long term care home.
When the COVID 19 cases begin to rise in Canada during mid-March, it shuts down its international border for all the foreign nationals and speeds up it’s testing in an effort to isolate the infected person as soon as possible.
Ontario and Alberta faced outbreaks in between the temporary foreign workers working in farms and in meat processing plants which slowed down the reopening of certain regions.