Canada has now recorded more than 400,000 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the global pandemic.
Today’s bleak marker came after Saskatchewan reported 283 new cases of the virus. It took 18 days for Canada to rack up the latest 100,000 cases, marking the shortest growth period since the pandemic was first declared in March.
Meanwhile, most Canadians are worried Canada’s vaccine distribution will not happen soon enough to stop soaring COVID-19 case counts and deaths. An Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News found that 74 percent of respondents are worried that the public distribution of a vaccine would be too slow to stop a greater spread of COVID-19. The worry comes as cases continue to surge in Canada, with over 6,000 new cases being reported daily, a figure that almost doubles those reported just a month ago.
Written by Casey Kenny