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More Than 500 COVID-19 Cases Connected To Public Places Since July

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While the number of COVID-19 cases have been on the rise, more than 500 of them have happened at public places. 

According to a recent study, the source of many cases since July 4th includes restaurants, grocery stores and day camps across Canada.

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Concordia University’s Institute of Investigative Journalism compiled the data, revealing details about how the virus has spread.

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The study identified at least 505 reported infections linked to outbreaks or exposures at 148 national locations.

According to the data, a majority of the documented COVID-19 exposures were related to food sales. 

Grocery stores, restaurants and liquor stores account for 198 cases. However, the data does not include certain facilities, like long-term care homes or food processing plants, where the majority of the public does not visit.

B.C. has seen a number of COVID-19 exposure incidents recently. That includes ones in downtown Vancouver restaurants, airports and private parties.

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