As COVID-19 spreads in the United States, what does that mean for Canada?

U.S. officials reported the country’s sixth COVID-19 death Monday afternoon as an outbreak continues to spread, with 91 cases reported in at least 10 states.

With an increasing number of cases not linked to travel, what does a U.S. outbreak mean for us across the border in Canada?

Nothing good, experts say.

“The larger the burden of illness in the United States would just translate to a larger probability that we could see imported cases from the United States,” said Dr. Isaac Bogoch, an infectious disease specialist at Toronto General Hospital.

It’s actually hard to say how large the burden of illness is, he said.

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