Canada medical officials worried about recent spike in coronavirus cases

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A recent spike in coronavirus cases in Canada is worrying and can be linked to groups of young people gathering in bars and elsewhere, a top medical official said on Friday. 'When we examine recent trends in case reporting, there is some cause for concern.

Reuters July 18, 2020 00:11:39 IST
Canada medical officials worried about recent spike in coronavirus cases

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OTTAWA (Reuters) - A recent spike in coronavirus cases in Canada is worrying and can be linked to groups of young people gathering in bars and elsewhere, a top medical official said on Friday.

"When we examine recent trends in case reporting, there is some cause for concern. After a period of steady decine, daily case counts have started to rise," deputy chief public health officer Howard Njoo told a briefing.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren; and Jonathan Oatis)

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