Canada Reports 10 More Coronavirus Deaths As Cases Surpass 124,000 – National

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Canada reported 498 new cases of the new coronavirus on Friday, along with 10 more deaths.The figures now bring the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 124,314 and deaths to 9,064.

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As of August 21, a total of 110,648 cases have recovered from the virus and more than 5.86 million tests have since been administered.








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Canada’s Director of Public Health, Dr. Theresa Tam, reported that an average of 48,714 people were tested daily for COVID-19 in the past week, with 0.8% of those tests showing positive.

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In another tweet Friday, Tam also highlighted the importance of continuing to schedule routine medical appointments such as vaccinations and dental care, as well as appointments to manage chronic illnesses.

“With COVID-19 under manageable control and the daily (backward) case count in (Canada), now is the perfect time for you and your loved ones to make up for all the missed appointments and move on. before with preventive visits before fall / winter, ”Tam wrote.

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Alberta reported the highest number of new cases on Friday, with an increase to 144 laboratory-confirmed infections. The new figures bring the total number of cases in the province to 12,748.

Two new deaths were also announced, pushing the death toll in Alberta from the virus to 230.

Ontario added 131 more cases of the virus on Friday, bringing its provincial total of cases to 41,179 confirmed infections. However, some data released on August 21 came from public health units that had not reported data the day before.

The province also reported three more deaths, bringing the number of coronavirus-related deaths to 2,796.

Quebec announced 93 more cases of the virus on Friday, bringing its total infections to 61,495. The province – which remains hardest hit by the virus – also reported three more deaths on Friday, although two of those deaths occurred between August 14 and 19.

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Quebec’s death toll from the new coronavirus now stands at 5,733.

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Manitoba added 34 new cases of COVID-19 on August 21, bringing its provincial total to 830, including at least 15 “probable” cases. No new deaths have been announced, with a provincial death toll of 12.

Saskatchewan and New Brunswick reported single-digit increases in the virus on Friday.

Six new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Saskatchewan on August 21, bringing the provincial total to 1,595 cases. One case was removed from its total was also withdrawn Friday due to a patient living out of the province.










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Two more cases were reported in New Brunswick on Friday, bringing its provincial total to 188. New Brunswick has seen two COVID-19-related deaths since the start of the pandemic.

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British Columbia added 89 new cases on Friday, along with a case considered “epidemiologically linked.”

Cases linked to the cob are patients who present with symptoms compatible with COVID-19, but who have not yet been tested for the disease.

The new cases bring the number of laboratory-confirmed cases in the province to 4,857, while a total of 58 cases are considered to be linked to the ear. The province also reported two more deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 202.

Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador reported no additional cases of the virus on Friday. No new cases were reported from any of the territories.

Cases and deaths from the virus around the world continue to rise, according to data compiled by John Hopkins University. As of August 21, more than 22,847,000 people have been infected with the novel coronavirus, while more than 797,000 have since died.

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