Mar 16 | 1 Year 4 Days | Day 369 of lockdown | Week 53 | Total Cases in Canada: 915,868 (Up 2,821)
COVID-19 Global News, Charts and Updates
Day 369 (Week 53) of the Coronavirus Outbreak in Canada as of Tuesday, Mar 16. There are currently 915,868 COVID-19 cases (precisely as forecasted last Tuesday.) The number of cases increased by 2,821 or 0.31% since yesterday (ON +1,074, QC +561, AB +355, BC +556, Other +275.) That’s a 4.0 times decrease from a peak of 11,373 on Jan 3. Daily growth is still 35 times faster than the last day before the lockdown when it reached 81 cases. COVID-19 cases increased 2.5% since last Tuesday when the number of cases was 893,518. The average daily growth rate in Canada in the past 3 days was 0.35%. At this rate, the number of infected by Coronavirus will reach 939,000 in a week from now and 962,000 in 2 weeks, while Herd Immunity will be achieved the earliest in November 2023 (in 2.7 years.) There are currently 22,520 (up 24 – the smallest increase since Mar 06) individuals who died from the Coronavirus in Canada.
It is still unclear why it is safe to use takeout and prepared food delivery. Imagine someone without symptoms but infected preparing your food? How is it different from touching your mouth? The packaging will likely be contaminated too. On average it takes 5.5 days for symptoms to materialize. All this time the incumbent is contagious. Also, at least 10x cases are not detected and many of them might be cooking your takeout. And after the symptoms subside, that same person still contagious for another 6-12 days.