Even More Canadian Regions Are Hotspots Now With High Rates Of COVID-19 Cases
When it comes to COVID-19 hotspots in Canada, there are even more places in the country that can be called that.
The Public Health Agency of Canada released new data and modelling on October 30 which included a map of rates of COVID-19 infection.
As of October 27, 34 health regions in the country reported more than 50 cases per 100,000 people in the previous 14 days.
The last time data and modelling were updated on October 9, there were 19 health regions that had 50 cases per 100,000 people.
So, that figure has almost doubled now.
With this update, B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec are the six provinces with regions that had 100 or more COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people.
In better news, some provinces and one territory had at least one region with a rate of zero in terms of COVID-19 cases as of October 27.
However, the new data and modelling forecasted that Canada is on track to hit 8,000 daily cases if we don't stop seeing people.