More than 51,000 active cases are reported across country
Nov. 18, 2020
Global Korean Post
As of Nov. 18, there have been 311,109 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 11,186 deaths.
Nationally, there were 51,602 active cases across the country.
Today, Public Health Agency of Canada updated the COVID-19 situation that both community transmission and outbreaks are contributing to COVID-19 spread in Canada, including increased activity among vulnerable populations and settings.
Cases have been increasing in elderly adults for several weeks, with those aged 80 years and older now having the highest incidence rate nationally.
More and larger outbreaks are occurring in long term care homes, congregate living settings and hospitals, and spreading in Indigenous communities.
Most recently, Nunavut has reported community transmission, necessitating a 2-week territory-wide restriction period to interrupt the spread of COVID-19.
The Chief Public Health Officer of Canada said, “These developments are deeply concerning because they put countless Canadians at risk of life-threatening illness, cause serious disruptions to health services and present significant challenges for areas not adequately equipped to manage complex medical emergencies.”