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hief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam released new COVID-19 modelling today that warns Canada could see up to 15,000 cases per day by the end of the month if the rate of vaccination does not increase and more restrictive public health measures are not introduced.
Tam said it's crucial to increase the vaccination rate in the 10- to 39-year-old age group because those in that group are the most mobile and tend to interact with a large number of people — and currently have the lowest vaccination rate of any demographic in the country.
"While that is being rapidly analyzed, I would ask for caution and patience for a booster dose for the rest of the population because we haven't seen enough data, and based on the information we have at hand in Canada we're not seeing a lot of breakthrough infections," she said. Tam said that all evidence right now says that the available vaccines offer significant protection against hospitalization and death.
Number of COVID-19 deaths in Canada as of August 27, 2021, by age
Characteristic Number of deaths