Canada confirms 448 more coronavirus cases as infections surpass 126,000 – National

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Canada diagnosed 448 more people with the new coronavirus on Wednesday as the number of confirmed cases rose to 126,417.Provincial and territorial health officials said four people had died from the virus, bringing the country’s death toll to 9,094. So far, more than 6.1 million tests have been administered nationwide and 112,456 people have recovered after falling ill.

These numbers are incomplete, however, as Prince Edward Island and Nunavut did not provide updates on COVID-19.

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British Columbia reported 62 new COVID-19 infections and no new deaths on Wednesday. The provincial tally stands at 5,304 confirmed cases, of which 79% are considered resolved. The death toll in the province remains at 203.

Alberta public health officials on Wednesday detected 127 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the provincial total to 13,210 diagnoses. There have been no new deaths, they said, leaving the number of people who died from the virus at 235. So far, 11,799 have recovered.

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Three more people were diagnosed with COVID-19 in Saskatchewan on Wednesday and one more person died, provincial health officials said. As of Wednesday, there were 1,604 confirmed cases of the virus in the province and 24 deaths, while 1,520 had recovered.

There were 25 more confirmed COVID-19 cases in Manitoba on Wednesday, for a total of 1,043. Of these, 622 have recovered. Thirteen people in the province have died from the virus.

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The death toll in Ontario rose to 2,802 on Wednesday after public health officials said two more people had died from COVID-19. There have been 88 other confirmed cases, for a provincial total of 41,695. So far, 37,863 people have recovered from the virus.

In Quebec, the province hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, provincial health authorities detected 142 new infections on Wednesday and said another person had died. A total of 61,945 people have been diagnosed with the virus, 5,747 people have died and 54,922 have recovered.

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All but 10 of New Brunswick’s 190 confirmed cases of COVID-19 had recovered by Wednesday, officials said. No new cases or deaths were recorded. So far, two people in the province have died from the virus.

Nova Scotia health officials said they detected a new case of COVID-19 on Wednesday. There have been 1,081 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the province and 65 related deaths. Officials said 1,011 people have recovered from the virus.








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Newfoundland and Labrador reported no new confirmed cases or deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday. To date, 268 people in the province have been diagnosed with the virus and three people have died. All but two of the confirmed infections in the province have recovered.

Officials in Prince Edward Island said there were a total of 44 cases of the virus in the province on Monday, of which 41 have recovered. No one in the province has died from COVID-19.

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In the Yukon, health officials reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. All but one of the 15 cases in the territory have recovered and no one has died from the virus.

All five confirmed cases in the Northwest Territories have recovered. As of Monday, Nunavut had yet to see its first case of COVID-19.

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