Canada's COVID-19 Hot Spots Over The Last 2 Weeks Were Revealed
Is this where you live? COVID-19 hot spots in Canada over the last two weeks have been identified and they're in four different provinces. That means those places have seen the highest rates of new cases in relation to their population.
The Public Health Agency of Canada released new data and modelling about the pandemic on September 22.
That included a graph about COVID-19 activity across the country.
It shows a map of Canada with different health regions in provinces and territories that is colour coded based on the incidence rate of cases per 100,000 people over the past 14 days.
Dr. Theresa Tam said during a press conference that this shows the "uneven distribution" of the virus in parts of the country.
Nine health regions across Canada have reported 50 to 99 cases per 100,000 people.
Those places are in the four provinces with the highest total case counts in the country.
There are four regions in Quebec that have seen 50 to 99 cases per 100,000 people recently: Région de l'Outaouais which includes Gatineau, Région de la Capitale-Nationale which includes Quebec City, as well as Région de Lanaudière and Région du Bas-Saint-Laurent.
Both Ottawa and Peel have reported the highest incidence rates over the last two weeks in Ontario.
In Alberta, the North Zone and the Edmonton Zone also reported 50 to 99 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people in the last two weeks.
The North Shore/Coast Garibaldi health region in B.C. has reported the same.
"The intensity of COVID-19 activity is not the same across the country," Dr. Tam said.
In good news, Canada has secured more than 100 million doses of possible vaccines that are currently being developed.