COVID-19 cases declining across Canada, but not as quickly as before – CBC

Tam says border testing requirement for vaccinated travellers being examined

Nov 05, 2021

The Public Health Agency of Canada says the country is bending the curve on the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, but progress has slowed recently and Canada could still see some “bumps” over the next few months.

“Now is not the time to let our guard down. We could still be in for a challenging winter,” Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam told a briefing Friday.

“We may still be in for a bit of a bumpy ride all through the winter season in Canada. I envisage that there are bumps on the road because there are regional differences and there could be an upsurge in cases in pockets of under-immunization.”

Tam said that while she expects to see fewer large upswings in the caseload, public health officials will need to keep a close eye on the data as the winter unfolds to prepare for sudden changes.

“We are still preparing at the federal level and also the provincial level to provide surge capacity to certain hotspots in areas that need them,” she said.

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