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Canada's Daily COVID-19 Case Rate Has Now Overtaken The US For The First Time

Canada has averaged more cases per million people.
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Canada's Daily COVID-19 Case Rate Has Officially Topped The US For The First Time

New data show that Canada’s average daily confirmed COVID-19 cases (per million people) are greater than that of the United States for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.

A graphic from Our World in Data, which uses global COVID-19 statistics from Johns Hopkins University, shows that on Friday, April 9, Canada averaged more cases per million people than the U.S.

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This trend continued until April 12, which is the last time the data was updated.

According to CBC News, experts believe differences in vaccine rollouts in both countries, as well as the more transmissible variants in Canada, have contributed to the changing situation. 

As of Monday, Our World in Data shows that more than 36% of Americans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while over 19% of Canadians have received at least one dose.

Health Canada has a robust website with all the latest information on the vaccines and can answer any questions you may have. Click here for more information.

    Helena Hanson
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    Helena Hanson is a Senior Editor for Narcity Canada's Trending Desk focused on major news. She previously lived in Ottawa, but is now based in the U.K.
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