The new reported cases, which were compiled from figures released Monday by federal and provincial health officials, continue to follow a downward trend in daily numbers that was reported during the past week.
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Most of Monday’s cases, however, were still reported by Ontario and Quebec, despite fewer daily cases from the two provinces.
Ontario, which surpassed Quebec for the highest daily reported COVID-19 cases, added a total of 243 new infections on Monday.
The cases reported daily in Quebec also reached a new milestone on Monday, with only 198 new cases of coronavirus – the first time that new infections in the province have passed the 200 mark since March 22.
Cases in Quebec – which remains the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Canada – total 53,047, more than 55% of the total number of infections in Canada.
COVID-19 deaths in the province also represent an even higher percentage of Canada’s total, with 4,984 of the 7,835 deaths in the country.
Several other provinces also announced new cases of the virus on Monday.
Cases in New Brunswick and Saskatchewan remained single digit, while Alberta announced a total of 64 additional cases spread over the past two days.
British Columbia also announced nine new cases on Monday, which were among 29 laboratory-confirmed cases in the past three days.
The total number of confirmed cases in British Columbia now stands at 2,654, while another five were also considered to be “epidemiologically related” – meaning that these patients both developed symptoms and were in close contact with confirmed cases, but have never been tested for the virus.
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