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Dr. Tam Says We're Nearing 'The Peak' Of This COVID-19 Wave & Here's What That Looks Like

"We remain at a critical point in the race between vaccines and variants," said Tam.

Canada's chief public health officer, Dr. Tam, released a statement on Saturday, April 10 and provided updated numbers on Canada's COVID-19 cases for the week.

"With the current acceleration of COVID-19 activity, approaching the peak of the second wave, and a concerning rise in the proportion of cases that involve more contagious variants of concern, strong public health measures and individual precautions must be sustained," Tam wrote

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She noted infection rates are currently the highest among Canadians between 20-39 years of age. 

Current numbers show data up to April 11 and including the seven days prior. It shows that most of the country's cases and deaths were reported in Ontario and Quebec last week. 

During the seven-day period, Ontario reported 25,009 new COVID-19 cases, Quebec reported 10,271, Alberta had 8,595, and B.C. came next with 5,510. 

If you attended a wedding in Mississauga this month, you might want to double-check that you don't need to get tested for COVID-19.

Peel Public Health says that attendees of two weddings exposed to COVID-19 in early October should "seek immediate testing," according to a press release.

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Two more Ontario doctors have been banned from giving medical exemptions for COVID-19 vaccines, COVID-19 testing and mask requirements.

Dr. Rochagne Kilian, a doctor in Owen Sound, and Dr. Mark Trozzi, an Ontario doctor, had restrictions placed on their practices on October 15 at 11:59 p.m, according to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

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Ontario Road Test Centres Are Opening More Temporary Locations To Help With Backlog

You can start booking appointments at these new centres tomorrow.

Aspiring Ontario drivers rejoice! There will soon be three new locations to take your class G2 and G road tests.

A COVID-19 backlog is still affecting Ontario road test centres, and the Ontario government is opening even more temporary test centres to help move the long line of eager drivers along, according to a press release.

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Ontario is reporting the lowest daily COVID-19 case numbers in months on Wednesday.

The Ontario government reported 306 new daily cases of COVID-19 on October 13, the lowest numbers the province has seen since August 5 when 213 new cases were recorded.

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