Another bleak milestone has been surpassed. Canada’s COVID-19 death toll reached over 10,000 on Tuesday, as the prime minister warned that “more tragedies are to come.”
New data shared by the federal government has revealed that as of October 27, the number of people who’ve died from COVID-19 in Canada has reached 10,001.
Of those, 92.7% were reported in either Ontario or Quebec.
Total COVID-19 deaths in Canada
As the country continues to report record-breaking numbers of new cases, Justin Trudeau shared a grim prediction.
As part of an emotional speech on Tuesday, Canada’s PM told Canandians, “We need to know that there are more tragedies to come.”
“We need to be there for each other and we need to keep them [the number of deaths] as low and infrequent as possible with everything we know,” he added.
Trudeau also admitted that his youngest son had asked him if the pandemic would last forever.
Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s top doctor, has also warned that the number of hospitalizations and deaths could soon surge, as they “tend to lag behind increased disease activity.”
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