Canada added 3,738 more cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 783,580.
Since the virus was first detected, it has claimed 20,136 lives in Canada.
However, over 709,000 people across the country have recovered after contracting COVID-19, and more than 19 million tests have been administered.
According to Health Canada, as of Jan. 21, a total of 1,119,225 of the two approved vaccines to protect against COVID-19 had been distributed for use.
Of those, 963,886 doses have been administered.
In a series of tweets on Monday, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam, said the number of cases and “severe outcomes” — hospitalizations and deaths — are “trending down,” but added that all are “still high.”
She said the country is still seeing “well over double” the number of cases seen daily during the first wave of the pandemic.
2/3 Recalling 🇨🇦’s first #COVID19 wave (max daily case count <1,800 cases/day), we are still at well over double that number of cases daily. There is A LOT of infection out there, + new variant cases, making this descent our toughest yet. https://t.co/p8Mmt5clBU
— Dr. Theresa Tam (@CPHO_Canada) February 1, 2021
“There is A LOT of infection out there, + new variant cases, making this descent our toughest yet,” she wrote.