Theresa Tam

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 17, 2020

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 5:00pm

OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 17, 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. 17, 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 194,106 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,722 deaths.
  • As of Friday October 16th, 2020, an average of 2,310 cases were being reported daily across Canada over a seven-day period.
  • Each of our efforts to maintain effective public health practises adds up and makes a big difference in reducing overall risk and infection rates.
  • Keeping apart is difficult, but it is what will make us stronger, more resilient and better able to sustain public health efforts through the Fall and Winter.

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 14, 2020

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 6:52pm

OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 14, 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. 14, 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 186,881 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,654 deaths.
  • Over the past week, labs across Canada have tested an average of over 77,000 people daily, with 2.4% testing positive.
  • You can sign up to become a FluWatcher to help monitor the spread of both flu and COVID-19 in Canada.
  • You can also download the COVID Alert app to break the cycle of infection and help limit the spread of COVID-19."

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 October 3, 2020

Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 5:00pm

OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 3, 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. 3, 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 162,659cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,409deaths.
  • This is nowhere more important than in areas where infection rates are highest and local public health, health care and laboratory services are already being stretched.
  • But when public health resources are stretched and the number of contacts are high, the virus has the upper hand.
  • At the same time, let's all commit to doing our part to bolster our public health offence against COVID-19.

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 ."