With COVID-19 in Canada still reaching new highs, the positivity rate for the whole country over the last week almost reached 6%.
Dr. Theresa Tam tweeted new COVID-19 numbers for the entire country on November 12.
In the past week, an average of 54,668 people were tested daily and about 5.8% of them got back a positive result.
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positivity rate in Canada over the last week
Anything that's over 3% is considered high and anything that's 8% or more is very high.
So 5.8% is close to being very high.
The positivity rate for the entire country does drop though when it comes to the pandemic as a whole.
Dr. Tam also tweeted that 10,097,037 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Canada to date with around 2.6% getting back positive results.
Recently, Justin Trudeau said that provinces shutting down quickly is better than waiting and hoping COVID-19 will go away.