Nearly 73,000 people – nearly 67% of all confirmed cases in Canada – are considered to have recovered. Over 3.5 million tests have taken place.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday that the federal government will provide $ 19 billion to the provinces for things like child care, contact tracing and personal protective equipment, as well as to bail out cities facing increased spending.
Quebec recorded the most cases of all regions of the country, with 57,000 cases and more than 5,600 deaths. On Thursday, the province recorded its largest single-day increase in cases since mid-June: 142 new cases and nine deaths from the previous 24 hours.
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The Premier of Quebec, François Legault, expressed concern about the surge in cases in the province and the fact that bars and clubs may have to close their doors after a series of epidemics in the Montreal region.
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Ontario has recorded 111 new cases and five new deaths, for a total of approximately 37,000 cases and more than 2,700 deaths. In the past few weeks, the number of daily cases has decreased overall.
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Alberta reported an increase in the number of cases, registering 120 new cases on Thursday and two new deaths. There are now 807 active cases in the province, with a death toll of 165 and a total number of 9,114 cases.
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Saskatchewan also reported an increase in the number of cases, with 42 new cases registered on Thursday. This brings the province to over 900 cases, of which 114 are considered active. To date, Saskatchewan has experienced 15 deaths.
British Columbia has seen 18 new cases and no new deaths, as the province’s chief doctor, Dr. Bonnie Henry, warned that 27 cases of COVID-19 had been linked to private parties in Kelowna in June and July .
Manitoba has seen a new case. To date, the province has recorded more than 300 cases, including seven deaths.
On Thursday, no new cases were reported in the four Atlantic provinces. Nova Scotia has only two active cases, while Newfoundland and Labrador has one active case.
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New Brunswick has three active cases out of 168 cases in total. Prince Edward Island has a total of 36 cases, of which 27 are considered cured.
No new cases have been reported in the Northwest Territories and the Yukon. Nunavut saw two suspected cases on July 15 and is awaiting laboratory confirmation.
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Globally, the virus has caused more than 13.6 million cases – more than 3.5 million in the United States alone – and more than 586,000 deaths, according to data tracked by Johns Hopkins University.
The United States has the highest death toll in the world, with approximately 138,000 deaths.
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