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Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on Saturday, June 20, 2020

OTTAWA, June 20, 2020 /CNW/ -A In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: "As of the end of the day on Friday, June 19, there were 100,629 confirmed cases including 8,346 deaths and 63,003 or 63% have now recovered. Labs across Canada have tested over 2,339,563 people for COVID-19 to date. Over the past week, we have been testing an average of 36,000 people daily, with just over 1% testing positive. These numbers change quickly and are updated daily in the evenings on www.Canada.ca/coronavirus. After months of Canadians working together to flatten the curve, many places across the country have re-opened in time for the summer. Although sunny days are ahead, we must not let our guard down because there are still areas where COVID-19 is actively spreading.It has been just over 100 days since Canada reported its first one hundred people with COVID-19 and this past week we exceeded 100,000 reported cases. Although all indicators of COVID-19 activity have steadily declined in recent weeks, our epidemic curve and cumulative cases are a reminder of how quickly this disease can spread. As we continue to live with COVID-19, we must remain vigilant. Unless we keep public health measures up, we will not be able to keep COVID-19 disease activity down. As you make your summer vacation plans, it is important to be aware of the risks involved so you can make informed decisions and take the necessary precautions to keep you and your loved ones safe. Adapting your summer vacation plans to incorporate these protections will help ensure a healthy vacation for you and your family, while continuing our collective efforts to maintain control of COVID-19. A 
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