Canada saw 221 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday – all in Ontario and Quebec – National


Canada added 221 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, all in Ontario and Quebec.In Canada, the total number of cases of COVID-19 diagnosed is 107,326, while 8,773 people have died. According to figures released on Saturday, just over 3.6 million people in the country have been tested for the virus.

Figures for Saturday were incomplete, however, as only six provinces released COVID-19 data that day. The provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Prince Edward Island and the territories are missing.

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In Ontario, authorities have reported 130 new cases and six deaths caused by COVID-19 for a total of 36,594 cases and 2,716 deaths. Saturday’s figures mark an increase from Friday, which saw only an increase of 116 newly infected residents.

Over 1.6 million people in the province have been tested while 32,422 people have recovered.

Quebec, the province hardest hit by the new coronavirus, recorded more than 56,407 cases on Saturday after reporting 91 new confirmed cases – down from 100 reported Friday.

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Eight others died, leaving a total of 5,620 people dead. As of Saturday, just under half of all active cases have recovered while more than 954,000 have been tested.

Four of the six provinces that released new data on Saturday have seen no new cases in the past two days or more.

In Manitoba, officials said no one has been diagnosed with COVID-19 since June 30, leaving the total number of confirmed cases at 314, plus 11 suspected cases. On Friday, seven people died and just over 69,000 people were tested.

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New Brunswick is on its third consecutive day with no new cases of COVID-19 and no one in the province has died of the virus since mid-June. All but three of the 166 infected residents in the province have recovered, while 46,214 have been tested.

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No new case was recorded on Saturday in Nova Scotia, which is on its fourth day without new confirmed case and on the 20th day without death related to COVID-19. So far, more than 58,000 people have been tested and 1,000 have recovered from the virus.

Newfoundland and Labrador also did not report any new cases or deaths on Saturday. Only three people in the province died from the virus while 258 of its 262 cases have recovered. Over 20,000 residents have been tested.

British Columbia, which last released the data on Friday, recorded 187 deaths and 3,028 confirmed cases – nine of which are ideologically related, which refers to when a patient may have been in contact with one or more people who tested positive for the virus but have not been tested.

Overall, Alberta recorded 8,596 cases and 160 deaths. Last Friday in Saskatchewan, 15 people died of the virus while the number of cases remained at 815. Prince Edward Island has not yet recorded deaths related to the virus, but it confirmed 33 cases on Friday .

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Nunavut has not yet had its first confirmed case, while the Yukon and the Northwest Territories have registered 11 and five virus cases, respectively. All known cases in the territories have recovered.

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