May 17, 2020 / 4:44 PM / in 10 days

BRIEF-Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Says As Of May 17 There Are 76,204 COVID-19 Cases

May 17 (Reuters) - Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer:

* AS OF MAY 17 THERE ARE 76,204 COVID-19 CASES, INCLUDING 5,702 DEATHS; OVER 38,159 OR 50% CASES ARE NOW RECOVERED

* LABS ACROSS CANADA HAVE TESTED OVER 1.3 MILLION PEOPLE FOR COVID-19 TO DATE, WITH ABOUT 6% TESTING POSITIVE

* “WE ARE TESTING AN AVERAGE OF 26,000 TO 28,000 PEOPLE DAILY” Source text for Eikon:

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