As of April 7, the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country was 17,883 confirmed cases, as well as 381 deaths.
The provinces also reported that 4,050 of these confirmed cases have now recovered and that a total of 352,564 tests have been performed across Canada.
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Tuesday’s numbers come in the midst of British Columbia and Alberta’s daily virus update, both announcing 25 new virus cases.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the production of 30,000 fans, which he says are all made in Canada.
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Nova Scotia also reported its first COVID-19 death in the province, with a total of 310 cases.
Quebec – the epicenter of the outbreak in Canada – also reported an additional 760 cases and 29 deaths from the virus, bringing the number of cases and deaths to 9,340 and 150, respectively.
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Premier Luigi Legault, however, has revealed optimistic news, saying the province’s cases appear to be leveling off, but warned of a long and fierce battle against the virus to come.
Projections from Quebec health officials released today estimated between 1,263 and 8,860 deaths at the end of April, despite the province’s extensive measures to keep the spread of the virus at bay.
Quebec and Ontario, where 379 new cases and 21 deaths were reported on Tuesday, currently have the highest number of cases across the country.
Ontario’s projection released last Friday estimates that 3,000 to 15,000 people could die from the virus.
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In British Columbia, meanwhile, new cases have appeared at their lowest level in the past three weeks. The 25 new cases announced were compared to 26 Monday and 37 Sunday.
New Brunswick also announced two changes to the way tests are done on Tuesday. Provincial health officials, who also confirmed a total of 150 cases as of April 7, encouraged the public to wear non-medical face masks outside.
– With files from Global News journalists, Simon Little, Hannah Jackson and Kalina Laframbroise
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