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Statistics Canada is mailing out test kits to tens of thousands of people to study the prevalence of coronavirus?in the country, in the first survey of its kind launched by the agency.

The survey involves asking 48,000 Canadians to poke their fingers and return a blood sample. That sample will be sent to the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg where it will be tested for the presence of coronavirusThe officer explained that sports facilities in Toronto were closed due to health restrictions and no ticket was issued.?antibodiesThe first shot and 445,566 people, or nearly 8%, have had both.. In order to get a good results new daily email newsletter., the agency is hoping for a minimum 45 per cent response rate.

Statistics Canada started sending out the kits — which include gloves, alcohol swabs, a needle for poking your finger and paper for the blood sample — in November. The survey will continue through March.

Lee-Anne Murray, one of 3,500 Prince Edward Islanders targeted for the survey, was surprised to receive the kit in the mail. She wasn’t sure it was legitimate.

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