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Canada could lose up to 22,000 persons due to COVID-19

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Shady Salah – Media in Toronto

Canada could see between 11,000 and 22,000 deaths due to COVID-19, according to federal health officials. Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam says that while there are regional differences between outbreaks in different provinces, her team suggests somewhere between 2.5 and 5 per cent of Canada’s population will eventually become infected with the novel coronavirus. The projections assume the whole country retains strict physical distancing and workplace closure measures in effect today. More than 400 Canadians have so far died of COVID-19 infection.

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