The border between the United States and Canada has been closed since March in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19.  Now, the Canadian Prime Minister says it will stay that way until the U.S. gets control of the outbreak.

If you have been hoping to make a trip across the border to visit our friends up north, you are going to have to wait a little longer.  According to WIVB, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today that he was not comfortable opening up the border with us just yet.

“As I’ve said from the beginning, we will continue to make sure Canada's,  safety is top of mind when we move forward. We see the cases in the U.S. and elsewhere around the world and we need to continue to keep these border controls in place.” - Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister

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According to The New York Times, the numbers are once again on the rise in the United States.  While the total number of new positive cases per day is down from July (when it was at its highest), month to month, they are up again.

Just today, 826 new coronavirus deaths and 54,512 new cases were reported in the United States. Over the past week, there have been an average of 52,156 cases per day, an increase of 21 percent from the average two weeks earlier.

As of Wednesday evening, more than 7,948,600 people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus and at least 216,600 have died

At this point, the same cannot be said for Canada.  There have been at least 186,800 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Canada, according to the Public Health Agency. As of Wednesday evening, at least 9,654 people had died.


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