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Ottawa, Apr 09 (Canadian-Media): Nearly 32,000 cases of COVID-19 and between 500 and 700 deaths in Canada by April 16 were projected in the release Thursday by federal health officials modelling on how crisis could unfold in the country, media reports said.
Coronavirus. Image credit: Twitter handle
Projection of approximate number of people who could get infected, get sick or die from the virus comes just before the long holiday weekend
Although Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's chief public health officer, says that these models are not perfect, nevertheless these facilitate to help understand the state of the pandemic and where it might lead to.
Dr. Theresa Tam. Image credit: Twitter handle
This also helps public health authorities to predict measures needed for to curb the this transmission of the virus.
At the same time Tam urges people that it's important to focus on data on what is happening in real time.
How projections actually play is largely dependent on actions taken by individuals and governments, she said.