Health in Canada

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on October 18, 2020

Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 5:06pm

OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 18, 2020 /CNW/ - In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today:

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 18, 2020 /CNW/ - In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today:
    "There have been 196,321 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,746 deaths.
  • For the latest 7 day period with national data, labs across Canada have tested an average of over 77,000 people daily, with 2.4% testing positive.
  • As of Friday October 16th, 2020, an average of 2,310 cases were being reported daily across Canada over a seven-day period.
  • Everyone is needed on the frontlines, from essential workers to volunteers to businesses, workplaces, and everyday citizens across Canada.

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on October 15, 2020

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 6:36pm

OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 15, 2020 /CNW/ -In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today:

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 15, 2020 /CNW/ -In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today:
    "There have been 189,387 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,664 deaths.
  • Over the past week, labs across Canada have tested an average of over 77,000 people daily, with 2.4% testing positive.
  • National daily case counts continue to rise with an average of 2,323 new cases being reported daily during the most recent 7 days.
  • As the number of individuals who test positive continues to increase nationally, more health regions are reporting elevated rates of infection that inevitably put a strain on local public health resources.

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on October 10, 2020

Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 5:00pm

OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 10, 2020 /CNW/ - In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today:

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 10, 2020 /CNW/ - In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today:
    "There have been 178,117 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,585 deaths.
  • Over the past week, labs across Canada have tested an average of over 71,000 people daily, with 2.5% testing positive.
  • As noted in the epidemiology and modelling update yesterday, we are seeing shifting patterns in the spread of COVID-19 in Canada over time.
  • Always follow the recommendations set out by your provincial/territorial/local public health authorities to keep you and those you care about safer, while reducing the spread of COVID-19 in Canada."

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on October 8, 2020

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 6:53pm

OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 8, 2020 /CNW/ -In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today:

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 8, 2020 /CNW/ -In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today:
    "There have been 173,123 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,541 deaths.
  • Over the past week, labs across Canada have tested an average of over 71,000 people daily, with 2.5% testing positive.
  • National daily case counts continue to rise with an average of 2,052 new cases being reported daily during the most recent 7 days.
  • Over the past week, there have been on average 673 individuals with COVID-19 in Canadian hospitals each day and 18 deaths reported daily.

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on September 28, 2020

Monday, September 28, 2020 - 5:10pm

OTTAWA, ON, Sept. 28, 2020 /CNW/ -In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today:

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, Sept. 28, 2020 /CNW/ -In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today:
    "There have been 153,125 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,268 deaths.
  • As of Friday September 25th, an average of 1,175 cases were being reported daily across Canada over a seven-day period.
  • During any public health crisis, access to reliable, accurate and timely information is essential to protect our health.
  • Public health officials across Canada have been working tirelessly to provide Canadians with the information they need to protect themselves and their families from COVID-19.

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on September 27, 2020

Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 5:00pm

OTTAWA, ON, Sept. 27, 2020 /CNW/ - In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today:

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, Sept. 27, 2020 /CNW/ - In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today:
    "There have been 151,671 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,262 deaths.
  • Laboratories across Canada continue to test at a high rate, with an average of almost 70,000 people tested daily last week and 1.4% of these testing positive.
  • Surges in cases, leading to increases in hospitalizations can quickly overwhelm public health and healthcare system resources in localized areas, while increasing the likelihood of spread to more areas.
  • Read through my COVID-19 information and resources backgrounder to understand the risks and know the precautions you can take."

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on September 26, 2020

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 5:00pm

OTTAWA, ON, Sept. 26, 2020 /CNW/ - In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today:

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, Sept. 26, 2020 /CNW/ - In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today:
    "There have been 150,456cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,255 deaths.
  • Laboratories across Canada continue to test at a high rate, with an average of almost 70,000 people tested daily last week and 1.4% of these testing positive.
  • Keeping ourselves and our loved ones safer will require conscious and consistent efforts as we continue to live with COVID-19.
  • Read through my backgrounder on risks and precautions to consider and links to COVID-19 information and resources ."

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada (Epi Report) on September 24, 2020

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 5:00pm

OTTAWA, ON, Sept. 24, 2020 /CNW/ - In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today:

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, Sept. 24, 2020 /CNW/ - In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today:
    "There have been 147,753 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,243 deaths.
  • The national daily case count continues to increase, with an average of 1,144 cases reported daily during the past seven days.
  • Although the pattern of epidemic curves varies by region in Canada, all provinces west of the Atlantic region are showing increasing incidence of COVID-19.
  • Close proximity and longer duration can increase the risk, whereas public health controls and policies can reduce the risk.

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on September 19, 2020

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 5:00pm

OTTAWA, ON, Sept. 19, 2020 /CNW/ - In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today:

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, Sept. 19, 2020 /CNW/ - In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today:
    "There have been 141,911 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,205 deaths.
  • Labs across Canada tested an average of 47,111 people daily over the past week with 1.4% testing positive.
  • As of Friday September 18th, 2020, the average daily case count was reported as 849 cases being reported daily across Canada during the previous 7 days.
  • This increases the demand on local public health authorities whose work is vital to interrupting new chains of transmission and managing the epidemic.

Advisory - Unauthorized health products sold on Steroid Hub Canada website may pose serious health risks

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:14pm

Health Canada is warning Canadians about the online retailer Steroid Hub Canada because it is selling unauthorized health products that may pose serious health risks.

Key Points: 
  • Health Canada is warning Canadians about the online retailer Steroid Hub Canada because it is selling unauthorized health products that may pose serious health risks.
  • Health products that have not been authorized by Health Canada have not been assessed for safety, effectiveness and quality, and could pose serious health risks.
  • Health Canada will continue to take action against any companies found to be selling unauthorized health products either online or in stores in Canada.
  • Read the information Health Canada has posted on the risks of buying drugs , natural health products or medical devices online if you are considering buying health products over the Internet.