PHAC modelling shows 4th COVID-19 wave no longer growing, cases could decline in coming weeks | FULL

The fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic appears to have levelled off across Canada, according to officials from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), though they warn public health measures should be maintained in order to keep infections from rising.

New modelling presented by PHAC on Friday suggests that if current transmission levels are maintained, the number of new daily cases could decline in the coming weeks.

“With the level of vaccine coverage that we have achieved in Canada to date, we are much better protected going into the respiratory infection season, and today’s modelling update shows that by maintaining basic and less restrictive measures such as masking and limiting close contact, we could reduce the impact of COVID-19 this winter,” says Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer.

Tam warned, however, that if transmission increases by just 15 per cent in the next few months there could be a considerable resurgence of the virus during the winter.

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