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Though Coved-19 cases are rising, officials have announced not to be panic.

Though covid-19 cases are rising Canada is heading in the right direction. 

The Covid-19 cases on Wednesday added 2,576 patients and 33 deaths. 

According to Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, there is around a seventy percent rise in cases compared to a week earlier. Further Tam, says in spite of the high rise in cases, hospitalizations, and ICU levels are still going down — six and 12 percent, respectively.

The reason for the rise is re-opening Ontario’s border. Thus, it is pausing its plan to raise capacity limits at higher-risk settings such as food and drink establishments with dance facilities (like nightclubs), wedding receptions in event spaces where there is dancing, strip clubs, sex clubs, and bathhouses.

There is a change in the plan while it was to raise capacity at these locations on Monday, but now the 28-review plan will be initiated before any change.

chief medical officer Dr. Kieran Moore is happy with the right direction the province is heading and seems no more restrictions to be imposed at least provincially.

Moore elaborating further says “At a provincial level, I honestly don’t see us stepping backward. It’s always been my advice to the government that if we have to, we’ll pause, but we won’t take steps backward,” 

The province said that the move they took was out of caution.

It was already assumed for the rise in cases as more people move indoors due to the colder weather and as the province eased measures. 

However, Ontario reported 454 new cases on Wednesday which is higher than the same weekday of the previous two weeks, which were at 378 and 321.

The number of death rose to 9,912 as nine more deaths were recorded in the province.

Also read: Ontario pauses further lifting of capacity limits as COVID-19 cases rise | Globalnews.ca

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