You're right to be concerned but we can't draw too many conclusions from just one or two data points. Instead, we need to look at averages over multiple days.
While Canada has done well compared to countries like the U.S. and the U.K. in containing COVID-19, rates of infection and deaths are higher than in many similar western democracies. Why?
Victoria has recorded its largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases. It might be time to return to a statewide lockdown.
Either the state government's measures will wrest back control of the outbreak, or unbridled community transmission could mean infection rates get totally out of control.
Tried to avoid coronavirus news in recent months? Here's what you've missed while you've been away.
There's now a 95% chance COVID-19 has been eliminated in NZ, according to our modelling. But as NZ prepares to remove limits on large gatherings, it increases the risk of a very large new outbreak.