Chief Public Health Officer of 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 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 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 ."

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.

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on September 17, 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 5:59pm

OTTAWA, ON, Sept. 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, Sept. 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 139,747 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,193 deaths.
  • Labs across Canada tested an average of 47,111 people daily over the past week with 1.4% testing positive.
  • Remember, local public health authorities can't do this alone; the actions of individual Canadians are key to keeping COVID-19 cases at manageable levels.
  • Follow the latest public health advice , including recommendations of public health authorities in your jurisdiction and local area.