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Trudeau Says The Fight Against COVID-19 Is 'Far From Over' As Canada's Cases Top 200K

He acknowledged that some provinces have been affected more than others.

The prime minister has spoken out as the number of cases of COVID-19 in Canada has topped 200,000.

Speaking at a press conference on October 20, he acknowledged the significant milestone, which was confirmed on Monday evening.

As the country grapples with the second wave of the illness, Trudeau admitted that Canada's fight with COVID-19 is "far from over."

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Here, and around the world, the fight against this virus is far from over. In order to win it, we have to keep working together.

Justin Trudeau

As part of his message, Trudeau acknowledged that the COVID-19 situation varies dramatically across the country.

“Canada is a big country and the pandemic is playing out differently in different provinces and territories,” he said.

Trudeau urged unity among Canadians and asked people to continue to follow their local public health advice.

“This is a team Canada effort,” the PM added. 

His comments come as figures show Quebec has recorded over 92,000 more cases than Nunavut, Yukon, the Northwest Territories and P.E.I. combined.

As of October 19, the total number of active COVID-19 cases in Canada was 21,988.