SPORT MEDICINE ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE:
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is over 8.3 million with over 4.3 million recovered and 446,000 deaths. Mortality rate in Canada is 8%. Many countries are continuing to reopen aspects of their economies and loosen restrictions, and this is also happening in Canada.
In Canada we have over 99,500 cases, 8,200 deaths and 61,000 (62%) recovered. Of the 29,000 presently active cases in Canada, 97% are classified as mild. The number of recovered continues to rise and more extensive testing in many provinces has not been finding significant additional cases. The curve has been flattened for the most part and local health authorities are zeroing in on flare ups to limit their spread.
This progressive relaxation of restrictions will have an impact on training and access to facilities, but timing will differ across regions and across different sports. Each athlete and sport are working on plans and using the guidelines as set out in the R-SAT (Return to Sport Assessment Tool) and the recent publications from the High Performance Return to Sport Task Force.
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