Media Advisory: This morning, the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) and Statistics Canada will release final results from Canada’s most representative antibody study

Media Advisory: This morning, the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) and Statistics Canada will release final results from Canada’s most representative antibody study

MONTREAL, July 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) and Statistics Canada will be releasing final results this morning from Canada’s most representative study to date investigating how many Canadians have antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19.

Between November 2020 and April 2021, thousands of Canadians from across the country participated in the Canadian COVID-19 Antibody and Health Survey (CCAHS) after receiving a package in the mail with a finger prick test and a questionnaire. This morning, results will be announced. These will include which age group was the most affected by SARS-CoV-2 infections in Canada before the third wave, the percentage of Canadians with antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 by visible minority status and by province/region.

Spokespeople from Statistics Canada will be available to discuss and explain the data and methodology. A spokesperson from the CITF will be available to explain the data within the context of the pandemic and what it means for Canada.

To book an interview time immediately, please contact:

COVID-19 Immunity Task Force
media@covid19immunitytaskforce.ca
Rebecca Burns
Cell: +1.438.871.8763
Caroline Phaneuf
Cell: +1.514.444.4532

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