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Canada diagnosed 817 more people with the novel coronavirus on Monday, bringing the country’s total number of cases to nearly 138,000.Monday’s tally was the highest daily number of cases since the end of May, when infections have been declining steadily since the peak of the pandemic.

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Provincial and territorial health officials also reported that eight more people had died from the virus since Friday. The majority of the new deaths were reported in British Columbia and Alberta, both of which withdrew the weekend from reporting.

Since the start of the pandemic, 9,179 people have died, while 121,224 have recovered from the virus after falling ill. To date, more than 7.3 million COVID-19 tests have been administered across the country.

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In Ontario, 313 new cases of respiratory illness have been reported for a total of 44,817, while health officials said there has been one new death since Sunday. To date, 2,816 residents of the province have died from the virus.

More than 3.3 million tests for COVID-19 have been performed in Ontario and 39,974 people have recovered from the virus.

Quebec, the province hardest hit by the new coronavirus, recorded 276 new infections, bringing the number of provincial cases to 65,262.








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No new deaths have been reported, keeping the death toll at 5,780. So far, 57,428 people have recovered from the virus in Quebec, while more than 1.9 million people have been tested.

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A new case was reported in New Brunswick, the only Atlantic province to see new cases on Monday. A total of 194 cases have been reported there since the start of the pandemic. Two of the patients died and 189 have recovered.

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Five new COVID-19 infections have been reported in Saskatchewan, but no additional deaths have been reported.

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Overall, the province has recorded 1,731 confirmed cases of the virus and 24 deaths. So far, 160,275 people in Saskatchewan have been tested for the virus, while 1,604 have recovered.

Manitoba saw 21 new confirmed cases of the virus on Monday and no new deaths. A total of 1,449 cases have been detected, of which more than a dozen are considered probable and have not yet been confirmed by testing.

More than 155,000 COVID-19 tests have been administered across the province, while 1,176 people have recovered after being infected with the coronavirus. Sixteen people have died to date.










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The past three days have seen 317 new cases of COVID-19 in British Columbia, including 61 on Monday. Provincial health officials said the death toll rose to 219 after six more deaths were recorded since Friday.

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More than 437,000 tests for respiratory disease have been administered and 5,446 of the province’s 7,172 confirmed cases are recovering. Another 107 cases are considered “epidemiologically linked” and have not been confirmed by testing.

Alberta health officials have detected 418 new cases of COVID-19 in the past three days, including 140 on Monday, and said another person has died since Friday. There have been 15,833 cases of the virus and 254 deaths linked to COVID-19 to date.

To date, 1,130,828 people in the province have been tested for the virus and 14,041 have recovered after falling ill.

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None of the three territories reported new cases on Monday. Nunavut remains the only jurisdiction in Canada free from COVID-19.

Weekend data from British Columbia and Alberta dramatically increased the daily totals for Saturday and Sunday, with both provinces adding more than 100 new cases on both days.

Sunday’s total number of cases was increased to 808, marking the first time since May 29 that more than 800 new cases have been reported.

Cases have been steadily increasing across the country since the end of August, after a smaller increase earlier this summer that was brought back weeks later.

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Public health and government officials have expressed concern over the increase in cases, especially as students and teachers return to school across the country.

On Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reminded Canadians that “we are not out of the woods” and urged people to continue to practice physical distancing and wear masks where possible.

“We must continue to remain vigilant,” he said Monday before launching a Cabinet retreat to a Global Affairs Canada office building in Ottawa. “The last thing anyone wants is to go into a similar lockout this fall as this spring, and the way we can avoid that is to stay alert.

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Many other countries are also seeing an increase in cases and are bracing for the possibility of a resurgence of cases of the virus coupled with the seasonal flu this fall.

Globally, more than 29.1 million cases of coronavirus have been reported to date, with more than 925,000 deaths.

The United States remains the most infected country on the planet, with more than 6.5 million confirmed cases, while 194,000 people have died.

– With files from the Canadian Press

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