A re-emergence scare of the Coronavirus; Caution on Pandemic Fatigue & Nose mask regulations in Western Canada
Success stories of the Coronavirus have trailed Western Canada. With the first Coronavirus death in B.C., and the first weighty upsurge at a care home, that killed 20 persons, the region nipped the transmission in the bud and new cases were brought to a low. The strong and best working screening system in the country was built in Alberta and the region kept its cases and hospital admissions way below the amplitude of the healthcare system.
Infections in Manitoba seemed to have been brought to its end for about one month running with no fresh cases recorded for the initial part of July and Saskatchewan, for had records of only a few infections and deaths. However, these regions along with other parts of Canada are now facing new waves of the viral outbreak thereby causing retrogression.
The most disconcerting spike is that of Alberta, which has an increase of close to 2,000 fresh cases since 1st July. Hospital admissions and active cases have multiplied at an alarming rate. The Chief Medical Officer of the region explained that this eventuality was as a result of laxity on the part of the populace. She went on to say that this could also have been as a result of communal fatigue and not adhering to communal health regulations.
Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.‘s Medical Health Officer, also said that the region is at a very dangerous point due to the increase in fresh cases; many of which were connected to social events that took place in Kelowna over the ‘Canada Day’. Almost 1,000 persons, who were exposed in one way or the other in Kelowna, are now self- isolating, and there are 70 fresh cases. Health officers have connected the fresh cases in Manitoba and Saskatchewan and Manitoba, to Hutterite colonies on the Meadow.