Canada celebrates 10th consecutive day of over 500 new coronavirus cases – National


Canada reported 518 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, the 10th day in a row cases across the country topped the 500 mark.The new infections bring the total number of COVID-19 cases in Canada to 136,556. Two more coronavirus-related deaths were also announced on Sunday, although the number of deaths from the virus in Canada rose by one to 9,171 after the removal of a death initially attributed to the virus.

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A total of 120,431 patients recovered from the virus on Sunday, while more than 7.24 million tests were administered.

However, Sunday’s data does not reflect all regions of Canada, as not all territories and several provinces such as British Columbia, Alberta and Prince Edward Island release updated numbers this. weekend.

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Despite the limited data published, new cases of the virus across Canada have followed an upward trend in recent weeks. There were 703 cases reported on Friday – the biggest daily increase in new infections since early June.

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In a statement Sunday, Canada’s director of public health, Dr. Theresa Tam, said disease activity “continues to increase slowly and steadily nationwide” after an average of 633 cases were reported daily across Canada over the past week – more than 20 percent increase from the previous week.

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“Canadians have become adept at effective public health practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” Tam said, listing several measures such as social distancing and wearing masks to protect against the virus.

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“Our challenge now is to guard against fatigue which can lead us to relax these personal precautions. At the same time, as we move our business further indoors, we will need to increase our awareness of COVID-19 risk factors in reopened settings. ”

Plans to protect the country from the pandemic are expected to be at the forefront of a two-day federal cabinet retreat starting on Monday.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last week warned that Canadians should “learn to continue living with COVID-19 for many, many months” as health experts sound the alarm on second wave of the virus in the fall and winter months.

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Quebec reported the largest increase in COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with 279 new infections. That number brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases in the province to 64,986.

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A new death was also reported by the province, but health officials also ruled out one death after it was later found to be unrelated to COVID-19. The death toll remains there at 5,780, while a total of 57,268 patients have since recovered.

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Ontario added 204 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, bringing its total number of confirmed cases to 44,504. One new death was also reported, bringing the total number of deaths to 2,815.

Saskatchewan announced 17 more cases of the virus on Sunday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,726. No new deaths have been reported in the province, which has seen 24 deaths to date. A total of 1,603 patients have also recovered in the province.

Manitoba added 18 new cases on Sunday, bringing its cases to 1,428. An unknown number of cases in the province, however, is considered probable. The total number of deaths from COVID-19 in the province stands at 16, while 1,173 patients have recovered.

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New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia reported no new cases of the virus on Sunday in their daily updates.

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Globally, more than 28.8 million have been infected with the novel coronavirus, according to an ongoing tally maintained by Johns Hopkins University. More than 921,000 people have since succumbed to the virus worldwide, with the United States, Brazil and India leading in cases and deaths.

With files from the Canadian Press

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