Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on COVID-19

OTTAWA, May 30, 2020 /CNW/ -A In lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today:"As of Saturday, May 30, there are now 89,741 COVID-19 cases, including 6,996 deaths and 48,085 or 54% have now recovered. Labs across Canada have tested over 1,631,000 people for COVID-19 to date, with about 5% of these testing positive overall. Over the past week, we have been testing an average of 22,300 people daily. The last few months have been a major shift in all our lives. As we continue to live with COVID-19, I want to acknowledge the challenges we've faced and how we've approached this as a community.A  COVID-19 has changed almost every aspect of our lives. We are rethinking everything from how we work and play to how we shop and socialize. Employers are establishing telework options for their employees. Colleges and universities are rethinking their approach to teaching and learning. These measures will be necessary to protect Canadians and our healthcare system as we go forward. Health care institutions across the country have also put protective measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, while preserving continuity of care through services such as virtual medical appointments and scheduling changes to maintain physical distancing.
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