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Canada’s top Doctor warns of spread in close contact environments; younger people falling ill

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Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer expressed concerns about the effect of close contact environments on the country’s vulnerable population.

Dr. Theresa Tam stressed the dangers of cases popping up in long-term care facilities, First Nation and Inuit communities, as well as correctional facilities, as these cases may have the effect of accelerating the spread of the virus throughout the country.

Dr. Tam also reminded the public that younger people are not spared by COVID-19.  She says 10 per cent of those hospitalized are under 40 years of age with the first person in their 30s to die from COVID-19 yesterday.

**with files from Mo Fahim

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