Coronavirus: Canada averaging over 380 cases a day over the past week, top doctor says | FULL

Canada’s federal ministers and health officials delivered an update on the government’s latest response to the COVID-19 pandemic on Tuesday.

Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, said Tuesday that 122,872 cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed. Over the past seven days, she said, Canada has averaged over 380 cases a day.

Tam encouraged young people across the country to come forward with their ideas about how to limit the spread of COVID-19. She suggested “youth influencers” might be leveraged to spread the message.

Since Canada saw its first known case in January, 9,032 people in the country have died. Eighty-nine per cent of those who have become infected have recovered.

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Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area.

Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

Various Indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. The Canada Act 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British Parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.

As a highly developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.

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