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If Canadians continue their current rates of contact, COVID-19 case counts will reach 8,000 per day by December: Dr. Theresa Tam

BY The Canadian Press, Oct 30, 2020 4:18 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Canada's Chief Public Health Officer doctor Theresa Tam responds to a question during a news conference Tuesday October 20, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says if Canadians continue their current rates of contact, COVID-19 case counts will reach eight-thousand per day by December.

Dr. Tam says further restrictions and closures may be needed in communities where the virus is surging. Quebec is reporting 952 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 more deaths today while Quebec is reporting 896 new cases and another nine deaths. Ontario Premier Doug Ford's constituency office is being deep-cleaned and will be closed for the foreseeable future after some staff members tested positive for COVID-19. The premier's office says Ford has not had any exposure to them.

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