Canadian coronavirus cases approach 76,000, deaths increase by 117 – National

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Canada saw 1,253 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 – the disease caused by the new coronavirus – and 117 new deaths on Saturday, bringing the death toll to 5,679.

There are a total of 75,855 cases of COVID-19 nationwide. Nearly 38,000 people have recovered from the virus.

Over 1.3 million people have been tested for the virus in Canada, and 32,368 confirmed cases are still active.

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Quebec – the province hardest hit by coronavirus – accounts for 61% of all COVID-19-related deaths in Canada, with 3,483 deaths, including 82 new deaths announced on Saturday.

On Saturday evening, Quebec confirmed 763 new cases of the virus, bringing the number of people infected to 42,183, more than half of the country’s workload. More than 11,400 people are believed to be cured of the virus.

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Ontario, which lags behind in Quebec with 22,313 confirmed cases of the virus, has recorded 391 new cases and 33 new deaths, bringing the number of deaths to 1,858. To date, more than 17,000 people have recovered.

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In Alberta, 72 new cases and one new death have been reported, bringing the provincial figure for a total of 6,587 cases and 126 deaths. Nearly 5,400 people have recovered.

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British Columbia has reported 21 new cases of COVID-19 for a total of 2,428 confirmed cases. The province has announced a new death – 141 people have died from the virus so far. More than 1,900 are considered recovered.

Nova Scotia has only reported three new cases of COVID-19. To date, the province has 1,037 confirmed cases. There have been 55 deaths – an overwhelming majority of them (49) related to Northwood, the largest long-term care home in Atlantic Canada.










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Saskatchewan reported a new case on Saturday, marking its smallest one-day increase in almost three weeks. The province has a total of 591 cases. So far, six people have died and 433 are believed to be recovered.

A deadly epidemic in a long-term care facility in La Loche was declared on Saturday, 28 days having passed without new cases.

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Manitoba has not announced any new cases, leaving the provincial total at 280, plus nine other cases considered suspected. Seven people have died so far and 257 are believed to be recovered.

Newfoundland and Labrador is left with only eight active cases out of a total of 260, as 249 people have recovered and three have died.

All cases resolved so far

The 120 cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick are now considered cured. Prince Edward Island recently said that all 27 of his cases have also recovered.










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Two of Canada’s three territories – the Northwest Territories and the Yukon – had previously reported all of their COVID-19 cases recovered in recent weeks, and no new ones were announced on Saturday.

Nunavut remains the only region in Canada that has not seen a single case of COVID-19 to date.

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Worldwide

There are more than 4.6 million cases worldwide, with more than 311,000 deaths. The United States has the highest number of deaths (88,730), followed by the United Kingdom (34,546), according to data tracked by Johns Hopkins University.

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