Statistics are plenty on the status of coronavirus cases and deaths across Canada. They are indicative of on-going trends. The entire country has clocked almost two hundred thousand reporting the affliction with nearly ten thousand deaths.
Government figures show the drain Employment Insurance (EI) in the last three weeks after the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) wound down. The EI system normally sees about 246,000 claims in a month.
In Ontario alone, recent cases have topped 53,713. It is increasing daily to some extent, but many have recovered. Nonetheless, over three thousand people have succumbed to the virus. Testing is on-going; so far, 4,617,563 have been conducted.
The Eastern Ontario Health Unit region has its own figures: 409 confirmed cases with 262 recovered. Of the new cases, five are in the hospital and one in ICU.
Institutional breakouts are always a major factor and have reached 69,560. Nursing homes have multiple restrictions, admitting only essential visitors.
Turning to the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, we see 412 confirmed cases, nine active and 351 recovered. Fifty-two deaths have been reported to date.
According to Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, people need to keep their in-person contacts low and follow health measures. The country is closing in on 200,000 cases since the pandemic began in March.
Casinos have contributed to the problem. The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino is said to have some exposure. According to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, someone has tested positive for the virus, but the risk seems low.