Statement from Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on COVID-19 15 May

From: Public Health Agency of Canada

May 14, 2020 – Ottawa, ON – Public Health Agency of Canada

In lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today:

“As of Thursday, May 14, there are 72,536 COVID-19 cases, including 5,337 deaths. More than 35,523 or 49 percent of cases are now recovered. Labs across Canada have tested 1,199,591 people for COVID-19 to date, with about 6 percent of these testing positive. We are now testing an average of 26 to 28 thousand people daily. These numbers represent what we know at this moment, and change quickly. I encourage Canadians to consult for the latest information.

COVID-19 continues to be a serious global health threat, and the situation is evolving daily. Our collective efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 and bring the epidemic under control have flattened the curve in Canada. The slowed rate of growth has resulted in reduced daily case counts but there is still active transmission in many areas of the country so we must remain vigilant.

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