Mar 17 | 1 Year 5 Days | Day 370 of lockdown | Week 53 | Total Cases in Canada: 919,239 (Up 3,371)
COVID-19 Global News, Charts and Updates
Day 370 (1 Year 5 Days – Week 53) of the Coronavirus Outbreak in Canada as of Wednesday, Mar 17. There are currently 919,239 COVID-19 cases (precisely as forecasted last Wednesday.) The number of cases increased by 3,371 or 0.37% since yesterday (ON +1,508, QC +703, AB +479, BC +498, Other +183.) That’s a 3.4 times decrease from a peak of 11,373 on Jan 3. Daily growth is still 42 times faster than the last day before the lockdown when it reached 81 cases. COVID-19 cases increased 2.5% since last Wednesday when the number of cases was 896,739. The average daily growth rate in Canada in the past 3 days was 0.37%. At this rate, the number of infected by Coronavirus will reach 943,000 in a week from now and 966,000 in 2 weeks, while Herd Immunity will be achieved the earliest in November 2023 (in 2.6 years.) There are currently 22,555 (up 35) 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.