Mar 18 | 1 Year 6 Days | Day 371 of lockdown | Week 53 | Total Cases in Canada: 922,848 (Up 3,609)
COVID-19 Global News, Charts and Updates
Day 371 (Year 1 Day 6 – Week 53) of the Coronavirus Outbreak in Canada as of Thursday, Mar 18. There are currently 922,848 COVID-19 cases (precisely as forecasted last Thursday.) The number of cases increased by 3,609 or 0.39% since yesterday (ON +1,553, QC +702, AB +505, BC +622, Other +227.) That’s a 3.2 times decrease from a peak of 11,373 on Jan 3. Daily growth is still 45 times faster than the last day before the lockdown when it reached 81 cases. COVID-19 cases increased 2.6% since last Thursday when the number of cases was 899,757. The average daily growth rate in Canada in the past 3 days was 0.36%. At this rate, the number of infected by Coronavirus will reach 947,000 in a week from now and 972,000 in 2 weeks, while Herd Immunity will be achieved the earliest in September 2023 (in 2.5 years.) There are currently 22,591 (up 36) 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.