COVID-19 cases, deaths across Canada


VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – More deaths related to COVID-19 have been recorded in central Canada, where the virus has spread more than anywhere else in the country.

Sunday evening, 72 new deaths were reported in Quebec and 39 were recorded in Ontario.

To date, Quebec has handled more than 18,000 cases, while Ontario has more than 10,500.

Ontario health officials said the cases resolved on Sunday dropped from 4,875 to 5,209, while thousands of other tests have been done.

In Alberta, the death toll has risen to 55 after the deaths of four more people over the weekend and another 241 positive cases have been reported. The new cases bring the provincial total to over 2,800 and to date, 101,323 tests have been performed there.

Nova Scotia has recorded nine deaths from coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, while Saskatchewan has five new cases of COVID-19 and Manitoba two more.

Newfoundland and New Brunswick did not report any new cases on Sunday.

Meanwhile, in British Columbia, new numbers are expected to be released on Monday, with no provincial update on Sunday.

The total number of COVID-19 deaths recorded in Canada now exceeds 1,500. There have been more than 34,000 nationally confirmed cases, with just under 550,000 people tested for the coronavirus.

-With files from Angela Stewart and 680 NEWS


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