Most of the new cases are in young adults.
On Thursday, August 12, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam spoke to the media during a press conference about COVID-19 in Canada.
1/4 #COVID19 key concerns 🇨🇦 : the #PHAC-@McMasterU longer-range modelling forecast from July 30, 2021 continues to… https://t.co/BI2fNiexc0— Dr. Theresa Tam (@Dr. Theresa Tam) 1628805362.0
She noted that about 1,500 new COVID-19 cases are being reported each day in the country, though she said that "the number of deaths remains low, with an average of seven deaths being reported daily."
As of August 12, there are 14,737 active COVID-19 cases in the country. There were 2,140 new cases reported yesterday, further indicating the upward trajectory.