Six more deaths were announced by health officials on Sunday, bringing the total number of deaths from the virus in Canada to 9,268. To date, a total of 131,098 patients have recovered from the virus and more than 8.4 million tests have been performed. also been administered.
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Sunday’s data shows only limited insight into the spread of the virus across Canada, as not all territories and some provinces – Prince Edward Island, British Columbia and Alberta – provide no case figures updated on weekends.
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In a statement Sunday, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, continued to be concerned about the increase in the number of daily cases in Canada and the increase in hospitalizations.
“Outbreaks of COVID-19 cases, leading to increased hospitalizations, can quickly overwhelm public health and health system resources in localized areas, while increasing the likelihood of spread to more areas,” reads. one in Tam’s statement.
“Every effort to (decrease) the number, length and proximity of face-to-face meetings makes a big difference in reducing the rate of COVID-19 infection in our communities, considering each person we meet (equals) one network of contacts.
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Quebec reported the largest increase in daily reported cases among all provinces on Sunday, with 896 new confirmed cases. This is the highest daily number of cases reported in the province since May 8, when 912 new cases of the virus were recorded.
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The infections bring the total number of COVID-19 cases in the province to 71,901. Four more deaths were also reported by the province on Sunday, two occurring in the past 24 hours and the other two occurring between the 20th and the 25th. September. The deaths bring the death toll in Quebec to 5,825.
Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé attributed the largest daily increase in new cases of the virus in the province to community transmission and asked people to limit their contact in the coming weeks.
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Ontario also reported its largest single-day increase in new cases of the virus in months, with 491 new cases of COVID-19. The increase in the number of single-day cases on Sunday is the largest increase in the province since May 2, which saw 511 new cases reported in the province.
Health Minister Christine Elliott noted on Twitter that 63% of newly diagnosed patients were under 40.
Two new deaths were also reported by the province on Sunday, bringing its death toll to 2,839. To date, a total of 49,831 infections have been confirmed in the province – although 42,796 have since recovered.
Manitoba health officials on Sunday recorded 51 new cases of the virus, bringing the provincial total to 1,880. However, an unknown number of the province’s total number of cases is considered likely. The death toll in the province stands at 19 and 1,272 patients have recovered.
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Saskatchewan added an additional 15 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing its total number of confirmed cases to 1,878. To date, the province has experienced 24 deaths from the virus and 1,710 patients have since recovered.
Newfoundland and Labrador reported a newly confirmed case of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing its total number of confirmed cases to 273. Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have not reported any new cases during their updates. daily updates.
Worldwide, coronavirus cases have exceeded 32.9 million according to an ongoing tally maintained by Johns Hopkins University. The global death toll stands at 995,608 on Sunday evening.
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