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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. 

The Government of Canada is ending its India flight ban next week, which has been in place since April 2021.

"Canada continues to take a risk-based and measured approach to re-opening the border while prioritizing the health and safety of everyone in Canada," federal officials said in a news release on Tuesday, September 21.

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Premier Jason Kenney has just announced that the province will be taking measures to plan for a "worst-case" scenario as Alberta's COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

During a COVID-19 update on Tuesday, September 21, the premier said that he'd been in touch with different agencies to plan what the response would be in dire circumstances.

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Ontario's ​Vaccine Passport Can Be Saved On Your Phone & Here's How I Did It In 5 Minutes

A new tool lets you store your vaccine certificate as an image, a PDF file, or as a card in your Apple Wallet.

Starting Wednesday, September 22, Ontarians are expected to show their proof of vaxx to enter certain non-essential businesses and settings. However, because enhanced vaccine certificates with QR codes won't come into effect in the province until October 22, a team of volunteer software engineers and medical professionals created a tool that lets you store your proof of vaccination on your phone with a QR code.

"No personal data is sent to the internet. [The] QR code is for verification only, with no personal info," the team behind the tool told CTV News.

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As of September 22, Ontario vaccine certificates will officially come into effect across the province. This means that residents will need to show proof of vaccination to get into multiple establishments including restaurants and gyms.

We asked you on Instagram what you wanted to know about the new certificates and have answered all your questions below.

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