OHS Canada Magazine

Canada surpasses 10,000 COVID-19 deaths

Case counts slowed across country through summer


Canada has reached another grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic, surpassing 10,000 deaths connected to the novel coronavirus.

Alberta reported another two deaths from COVID-19 Tuesday to bring the national tally to 10,001.

Canada crossed the threshold of 5,000 deaths on May 12, a little over two months after the first death was reported.

COVID-19 case counts slowed across the country through the summer, but have taken a big jump in many areas this fall, with new daily highs regularly being set through Central and Western Canada.

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Care homes have been particularly hard hit with seniors at the greatest risk of severe forms of the infection.