Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on July 11, 2020

OTTAWA, July 11, 2020 /CNW/ - In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada's Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on behalf of Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer."There have been 107,126 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 8,759 deaths. 66% of people have now recovered. Labs across Canada have tested over 3,142,700 people for COVID-19 to date. Over the past week, an average of 38,000 people were tested daily, with 1% testing positive.It's another summer weekend, something we all look forward to. For those of you looking to take an excursion, I'd like to share a few timely reminders for safe travel during this pandemic. Tomorrow, I'll have some advice on domestic and international air travel, but today, we'll stay closer to home.A number of provinces have started to ease their travel restrictions, allowing travel to cottages and campgrounds. A number of Parks Canada locations also resumed camping services late last month.Before you leave home, monitor your health. If you are feeling sick, cancel your travel plans and avoid contact with others, except to see a health care professional.
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