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Canada reports 4 more coronavirus deaths, more than 400 new cases

By David Lao Global News

Posted August 7, 2020 8:27 pm

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On Friday, Canada reported 405 cases of the novel coronavirus, as well as four more deaths.

The new numbers brings Canada’s total confirmed cases of COVID-19 to 118,966, and its death toll to 8,970. A further 103,397 patients — or 86 per cent — have recovered from the virus in Canada and over 5 million tests have been administered.

Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam said in a tweet Friday that an average of 3 per cent of all those tested in Canada resulted in a positive test.

According to Tam, only about one per cent of daily tests administered over the past week tested positive.

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To date, labs across 🇨🇦 have tested 4,319,172 people for #COVID19, w an average ~3% positive overall. Over the past week, an average of 48,360 people have been tested daily (w ~1% +ve) as #publichealth continues to #TestandTrace.

— Dr. Theresa Tam (@CPHO_Canada) August 7, 2020

Tam also stressed school re-openings as a key concern as Canada approaches the back-to-school season in September.

Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/7258277/coronavirus-canada-update-august-7/

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