VANCOUVER — Data published earlier this month from the Canadian Institute for Health Information shows more than 19 per cent of health-care workers in the country tested positive for the novel coronavirus as of July 23. Here are some details of what it found:
— Of the 21,842 health-care workers who tested positive for COVID-19 most were from Quebec followed by Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.
— The highest number of health care workers infected with COVID-19 was in Quebec with 14,007.
— Ontario had 6,371 workers infected with the virus while Alberta had 876 and British Columbia 258.
— Nova Scotia had 184 health care workers infected; 58 in Saskatchewan; Manitoba 38; New Brunswick 32; Newfoundland and Labrador 16; and Prince Edward Island had two.
— The World Health Organization said in July that health care workers make up 10 per cent of global COVID-19 infections.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 19, 2020.
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