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Canada projects COVID-19 could kill 11,000 to 22,000

OTTAWA: The coronavirus pandemic could kill between 11,000 and 22,000 people in Canada, the government projected on Thursday.
It said the country could see between 934,000 and 1.9 million cases of COVID-19 by the time the pandemic ends, assuming Canadians observe strict social distancing and other safety measures over the next few months.
These are the federal government’s first projections on the pandemic’s possible toll in Canada.
As of Thursday morning, Canada was reporting nearly 20,000 cases of infection with 476 deaths, according to figures provided by provincial authorities.
By April 16, the virus death toll will probably be between 500 and 700, said Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam. (AFP)