But every province, except Prince Edward Island, reported at least one new case on Thursday, with New Brunswick reporting a group of cases related to a failed healthcare worker to isolate themselves after their return from Quebec.
Canada has reported 994 new cases of COVID-19 – slightly more than Wednesday’s 872 – and 112 new deaths, for a total of 88,501 cases and 6,877 deaths.
Nearly 47,000 people across the country are considered recovered and more than 1.6 million tests have taken place, most in Ontario and Quebec.
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The two provinces together account for over 86% of cases in Canada and 94% of the national number of deaths.
With the exception of Prince Edward Island, all of the Atlantic provinces reported new cases on Thursday.
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New Brunswick has seen three new cases linked to a health care worker, casting a veil over provincial reopening plans and bringing the total number of cases to 126. No deaths have been reported to date.
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Prime Minister Blaine Higgs said the “irresponsible” healthcare worker had been in contact with “several patients” for two weeks. The worker could be charged with violating public health orders, he added.
Newfoundland and Labrador reported a new case, for a total of 261, including three deaths and 255 recoveries.
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Nova Scotia has two new cases, bringing its numbers to 1,055 cases. Fifty-nine people have died so far, many of them linked to a long-term care home in Halifax. More than 970 people have recovered.
Quebec recorded 563 new cases and 74 new deaths. The province has recorded nearly 48,000 cases, with more than 15,000 cures and 4,302 deaths. Prime Minister François Legault has asked Canadian soldiers to stay in long-term care homes until the fall.
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Ontario has announced 383 new cases – nearly 100 more than the previous day’s report – and 34 new deaths, bringing its numbers to nearly 26,900 cases and 2,189 deaths. More than 20,600 people are believed to be cured of the virus.
Saskatchewan and Manitoba each reported two new cases. To date, Saskatchewan has recorded 10 deaths and 639 cases, including almost 570 recoveries. Seven people died in Manitoba, which has 283 cases.
Alberta reported two new deaths and 29 new cases on Thursday. To date, over 100 Albertans over the age of 80 have died from COVID-19, out of 143 deaths.
The province has recorded a total of nearly 7,000 cases, including more than 6,000 recoveries.
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British Columbia has reported nine new cases and two new deaths. The province also said a major prison epidemic is officially over. BEFORE CHRIST. saw 2,558 cases – 84% of which have recovered – and 164 deaths.
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Prince Edward Island is currently the only province without active cases, after reporting 27 cases resolved weeks ago.
The Northwest Territories and the Yukon also have no active cases, all of which have been resolved for weeks.
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Nunavut remains the only region in Canada not to have seen a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Globally, there are more than 5.8 million cases of COVID-19 worldwide as of Thursday evening, according to data tracked by Johns Hopkins University. Nearly 360,000 people died.
The United States accounts for the majority of cases and deaths, with more than 1.7 million infections and more than 100,000 deaths.
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