Canada reports 5 more coronavirus deaths, more than 300 new cases – National


The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in Canada increased by 315 on Saturday, and officials said the disease had killed five more.Overall, 127,603 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Canada. Across the country, 9,113 people have died of the disease, according to figures provided by provincial governments.

About 89% of those infected have recovered. Overall, 6.3 million tests have been done in Canada since the disease was diagnosed here at the end of January.

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Saturday’s figures paint an incomplete picture of the pandemic, however, as three provinces – British Columbia, Alberta and Prince Edward Island – as well as the territories, do not release new daily figures this week. -end.

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Quebec and Ontario had their biggest increases in new cases since the end of July.

Quebec announced 156 new diagnoses, although the province also removed 78 previously confirmed positives from its total because the samples had been contaminated.

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There have been no coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, but the province has reported five deaths that had not been previously announced.

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In total, there have been 5,755 deaths and 62,232 cases in Quebec.

There have been 148 other cases diagnosed in Ontario. Although no new deaths were reported on Saturday, Ontario’s death toll from COVID-19 is the second highest in the country at 2,809. Overall, 42,083 people in Ontario have been diagnosed.

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Manitoba has announced 55 new cases, bringing the province’s number of cases to 1,151. However, the figures include at least 15 probable cases of the virus. The death toll in the province stands at 14.

In Saskatchewan there were four new cases. There have been 24 coronavirus-related deaths in the province and a total of 1,615 cases.

No new cases were reported in Atlantic Canada on Saturday.

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Overall, Newfoundland and Labrador has recorded 269 coronavirus cases – only one of which is active – and three deaths. New Brunswick has had 189 cases, as well as two deaths. In Nova Scotia, there have been 1,083 cases and 65 deaths.

Prince Edward Island, which last provided an update on Tuesday, has had 44 cases of the virus.

Alberta recorded 158 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total number of infections to 13,476. No new deaths have been recorded in the province.

On Friday, British Columbia added 123 laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus – its highest single-day jump – bringing the provincial total to 5,426 cases, plus 70 considered “epidemiologically linked.”

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The 15 confirmed cases in the Yukon have all recovered, as have the five cases in the Northwest Territories. No cases have been diagnosed in Nunavut.

According to a running tally from Johns Hopkins University, nearly 24.9 million people have been diagnosed and more than 840,000 people have died of the disease.

–With files from David Lao, Global News

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