Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on December 14, 2020


2020-12-15 18:02:20 BioSpace


OTTAWA, ON, Dec. 14, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Public Health Agency of Canada As the resurgence of COVID-19 activity continues in Canada, we are tracking a range of epidemiological indicators to monitor where the disease is most active, where it is spreading and how it is impacting the health of Canadians and public health, laboratory and healthcare capacity. The following is the latest summary on national numbers and trends, and the actions we all need to be taking to maintain COVID-19 at manageable levels across the country. Due to reduced reporting over the weekend, national seven-day averages have not been updated in today's statement. These data are still being collected and analysed. I will provide the latest numbers during my remarks tomorrow. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 460,743 of COVID-19, including 13,431 deaths reported in Canada; these cumulative numbers tell us about the overall burden of COVID-19 illness to date. Though the cumulative number is high and many areas continue to experience rapid growth, it is important to remember that the vast majority of Canadians remain susceptible to COVID-19. This is why it is important for everyone to continue with individual precautions to protect ourselves, our families and our communities. At this time, there are 74,059 active cases across the country. The latest national-level data indicate daily averages of 6,543 new cases (Dec 4-10). COVID-19 is spreading among people of all ages, with high infection rates across all age groups. However, nationally, infection rates remain highest among those aged 80 years and older who are at highest risk for severe outcomes. Likewise, outbreaks continue to occur in high-risk populations and communities, including hospitals and long term care homes, congregate living settings, Indigenous communities, and more remote areas of the country. This continued impact on high risk individuals, settings and populations is deeply concerning, putting countless Canadians at risk of life-threatening illness, causing significant disruption to health services and presenting ongoing challenges for areas not adequately equipped to manage complex medical emergencies. The number of people experiencing severe illness continues to increase across Canada. Provincial and territorial data indicate that an average of 2,900 people with COVID-19 were being treated in Canadian hospitals each day during the most recent 7-day period (Dec 4-10), including 565 of whom were being treated in intensive care units. During the same period, there were an average of 100 COVID-19-related deaths reported daily. This situation is placing a heavy strain on local healthcare resources, particularly in areas where infection rates are highest. These impacts affect everyone, as the healthcare workforce and health system bear a heavy strain, important elective medical procedures are delayed or postponed, adding to pre-existing backlogs and wait times. While we continue to prepare the way for widespread and lasting control of COVID-19 through safe and effective vaccines, Canadians are urged to continue with individual practices that keep us and our families safer, while protecting populations and communities at high risk for severe outcomes. To do this, we need to continue to limit close contacts to only those in our immediate household and reduce in-person interactions to only essential errands and activities, while consistently maintaining key public health practices: stay home/self-isolate if you have any symptoms, maintain physical distancing, wear a face mask as appropriate (including indoors with people from outside your immediate household), and keep up with frequent hand, cough and surface hygiene. Avoid the three C's as much as possible: closed spaces with poor ventilation, crowded places where many people gather, and close contact situations where you cannot keep two metres apart. Importantly, please follow the guidance of your local public health authorities. Canadians can also go the extra mile by sharing credible information on COVID-19 risks and prevention practices and measures to reduce COVID-19 in communities and by downloading the COVID Alert app to break the cycle of infection and help limit the spread of COVID-19. Read my backgrounder to access more COVID-19 Information and Resources on ways to reduce the risks and protect yourself and others. SOURCE Public Health Agency of Canada
加拿大公共卫生署 随着COVID-19活动在加拿大继续复苏,我们正在跟踪一系列流行病学指标,以监测该疾病在哪里最活跃,在哪里传播,以及它如何影响加拿大人的健康和公共卫生,实验室和保健能力。以下是关于国家数字和趋势的最新摘要,以及我们所有人需要采取的行动,以保持COVID-19在全国范围内可管理的水平。由于周末报告减少,今天的声明中没有更新全国七日平均值。目前仍在收集和分析这些数据。我将在明天发言时提供最新数字。 自大流行开始以来,已有460,743例COVID-19病例,包括加拿大报告的13,431例死亡病例;这些累积数字告诉我们到目前为止COVID-19疾病的总体负担。虽然累积人数很高,而且许多地区继续经历快速增长,但重要的是要记住,绝大多数加拿大人仍然容易感染Covid-19。这就是为什么每个人都必须继续采取个人预防措施,以保护我们自己,我们的家庭和我们的社区。 目前,全国有74059例活跃病例。最新的全国数据显示,每天平均有6543例新发病例(12月4-10)。COVID-19正在各年龄段人群中传播,各年龄组的感染率都很高。然而,在全国范围内,80岁及以上人群的感染率仍然最高,他们面临严重后果的最高风险。 同样,疫情继续发生在高风险人群和社区,包括医院和长期护理之家,聚居生活环境,土著社区和该国较偏远地区。这种对高风险个人,环境和人口的持续影响令人深为关切,使无数加拿大人面临罹患危及生命的疾病的风险,对保健服务造成重大干扰,并给没有足够设备管理复杂医疗紧急情况的地区带来持续挑战。 加拿大各地患重病的人数继续增加。省和地区的数据表明,在最近的7天期间(12月4-10日),平均每天有2900名COVID-19患者在加拿大医院接受治疗,其中565人在重症监护室接受治疗。在同一时期,平均每天有100例与Covid-19有关的死亡报告。这种情况给当地的医疗保健资源带来了沉重的压力,尤其是在感染率最高的地区。这些影响影响到每一个人,因为卫生保健工作人员和卫生系统承受着沉重的压力,重要的选修医疗程序被推迟或推迟,增加了原先存在的积压和等待时间。 在我们继续通过安全有效的疫苗为广泛和持久控制COVID-19铺平道路的同时,敦促加拿大人继续采取个人做法,使我们和我们的家庭更加安全,同时保护面临严重后果的高风险人群和社区。要做到这一点,我们需要继续将密切接触限制在我们直系亲属中,并将面对面的互动减少到仅限于基本的差事和活动,同时始终保持关键的公共卫生做法:如果你有任何症状,留在家里/自我隔离,保持身体距离,酌情戴口罩(包括与直系亲属以外的人在室内),保持经常的手部,咳嗽和表面卫生。尽量避免三个C:通风不良的密闭空间,多人聚集的拥挤场所,以及不能保持两米距离的亲密接触场合。重要的是,请遵循当地公共卫生部门的指导。 加拿大人还可以通过分享关于COVID-19风险和预防做法的可靠信息以及在社区减少COVID-19的措施,下载COVID警报应用程序,以打破感染循环,帮助限制COVID-19的传播,从而做出更大的贡献。阅读我的背景资料,获取更多关于降低风险和保护自己和他人的COVID-19信息和资源。 资料来源加拿大公共卫生署