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Canada Braces for Delta-Driven 4th Wave of COVID-19 Pandemic

Canada Braces for Delta-Driven 4th Wave of COVID-19 Pandemic
Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam
Written by Harry Johnson

Canada is in a slightly precarious period at the moment, in between people trying to get the vaccines in and reopening.

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  • Canada is seeing an increase in new COVID-19 cases.
  • Community-wide contact rates increase too quickly with ongoing reopening efforts.
  • The epidemic trajectory may evolve through early September.

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer warned that the country is apparently at the start of the Delta-driven fourth wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam

“The updated longer-range forecast shows how the epidemic trajectory may evolve through early September. It suggests that we are at the start of the Delta-driven fourth wave, but that the trajectory will depend on ongoing increases in fully vaccinated coverage, and the timing, pace and extent of reopening,” Theresa Tam said at a press conference in Ottawa.

“I think we are in a slightly precarious period at the moment, in between these people trying to get the vaccines in and reopening,” she said.

“As soon as that balance is tipped, and it wouldn’t take very much with a highly transmissible virus, you’re going to see an uptick in cases.”

After weeks of sustained decline in new cases of COVID-19, Canada is seeing an increase in new COVID-19 cases, and thousands more infections are predicted if contacts aren’t contained, according to national modelling released by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) on Friday.

The seven-day moving average of 594 new cases reported daily (July 22-28) showed an increase of 39 percent over the previous week, said the PHAC on Thursday.

The national modelling released by the PHAC on Friday showed the serious threat the highly contagious Delta variant is posing, and the risk that the unvaccinated may be to the country being thrust into the fourth wave.

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Harry Johnson

Harry Johnson has been the assignment editor for eTurboNews for almost 20 years.
Harry lives in Honolulu, Hawaii and is original from Europe.
He loves to write and has been covering as the assignment editor for eTurboNews.

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  • Delta is NOT Covid 19, and is no more of a variant of Covid than Legionnaires disease or N1H1 is. Stating that Delta is Covid is totally false news. Delta is a completely different, and far less deadly flu. Stop the fraudulent fear mongering!!!