A big surge in cases in a single day, with 7 each in Alberta and B.C.
There has been a surge of Coronavirus cases in Canada, as our country continues on the virus growth trajectory seen in other nations.
Alberta announced 7 new cases today, representing a doubling of those infected. 14 people in the province has now tested positive for Coronavirus.
Four new cases are from Calgary. They are two woman in their 30s, a man in his 50s, and woman in her 40s.
Three new cases are from Edmonton, a man in his 70s, a woman in her 30s, and a woman in her 60s.
All of the individuals are in isolation at home.
British Colombia has also announced 7 new cases.
Two of the cases are workers at a care home in Lynn Valley, the same facility at which the first Canadian died of Coronavirus.
Two other workers at the facility had already been diagnosed with Coronavirus. One of the workers has since been transferred to hospital, and is in stable condition.
There are now more cases of “community spread,” meaning they are people who did not travel to a Coronavirus hot zone, and did not have contact with any known Coronavirus carriers, meaning there is unknown spread of the virus within the community. Health officials are now trying to trace contacts and find those who may be infected.
The “community spread” victims are a man in his 90s, and a man in his 40s.
The three other cases are people who had recently travelled, including a woman in her 60s who had been to Egypt, a a man in his 40s who went to Germany, and a man in his 90s who was on the Grand Princess Cruise.
As a result of these new cases, Canada’s number of Coronavirus cases has spiked today, from 79 to 93. This is similar to the growth we’ve seen in other countries, raising the disturbing possibility that we are simply a few weeks behind what is already happening in Italy.
That’s why, as I wrote earlier, we need to take decisive action now to protect the Canadian People.