Wednesday’s figures – which were compiled by Global News from two figures released by provincial and federal health authorities – bring the total number of COVID-19 cases in Canada to 63,485.
As of May 6, the death toll in the country from the virus had reached at least 4,232, with cases in Ontario and Quebec again accounting for the burden of new infections in Canada.
How many Canadians have the new coronavirus? Total number of confirmed cases by region
Ontario reported 412 new cases and 68 additional deaths on Wednesday, bringing its provincial total and the number of deaths to 18,722 and 1,492, respectively.
Since then, a total of 13,222 people have recovered from the illness caused by the virus, accounting for 70.6% of all cases.
Quebec, which remains the epicenter of the COVID-19 epidemic in Canada, announced Wednesday 112 additional deaths linked to the virus, as well as 910 other cases.
As of May 6, the total number of cases and deaths in the province was more than half that of Canada, with 34,327 cases and 2,150 deaths.
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New cases have also been reported by all other provinces except Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador and the northern territories of Canada.
The government of British Columbia today announced its plan to reopen the province in stages, starting with more flexible measures starting in mid-May.
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