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Canada Underestimated Virus Deaths Amid Long-Term Care Outbreaks

  • The country could see as many as 3,883 deaths by May 5
  • Public health officials recommend maintaining distancing rules
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Coronavirus Update: Scientists Expect Covid-19 to Return in Waves

Canada underestimated its Covid-19 fatalities amid virulent outbreaks at long-term care facilities, public health officials said.

The country now expects a total of 3,277 to 3,883 deaths by May 5, according to an updated model unveiled by Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam on Tuesday. On April 9, it had expected 500 to 700 deaths by April 16 when in fact it had 1,193 confirmed fatalities.