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Canada added 1,241 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, marking the fourth day in a row the country has seen a daily increase of more than 1,000.New infections bring the total number of cases in Canada to 146,527.

Provincial health officials also said six more people had died after contracting COVID-19. The death toll in the country now stands at 9,234.

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The new infections come as Canada increasingly fears Canada is experiencing a second wave of the virus.

At a press conference earlier Tuesday, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief medical officer, called the new cases in Canada “of concern.”

She said the situation would continue to worsen unless public health and personal prevention measures were stepped up.










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“The only way to achieve strict control of COVID-19 and prevent the virus from taking an uncontrollable growth path is for public health authorities and the public to work together,” Tam said.

Tam’s comments come as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepares to address the nation about the pandemic.

According to the Prime Minister’s Office, Trudeau should “speak directly to Canadians about the urgency to fight COVID-19 as we face the prospect of a second wave of the virus.”

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He is due to speak Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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Ontario reported 478 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, and health officials said three more people in the province had died.

Since the start of the pandemic, 41,342 people have recovered from becoming ill and 3,614,544 tests have been administered in Ontario.










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In Quebec, 489 new novel coronavirus infections have been reported, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 68,617.

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Health officials also said that one more person had died, bringing the total death toll in Quebec to 5,805.

So far, 59,450 people have recovered from COVID-19 in the province and 2,115,208 people have been tested for the virus.

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In Manitoba, 24 new cases of COVID-19 were detected on Tuesday, but provincial health officials said the death toll remained at 18.

The province has tested 167,203 people for the virus and 1,234 have recovered after contracting COVID-19.

Saskatchewan saw 10 new COVID-19 infections on September 22, but no new deaths.

Since the start of the pandemic, 1,654 people have recovered from the virus in Saskatchewan and more than 175,400 tests have been performed.

Further west in Alberta, 150 new cases have been reported and health officials said two more people have died.

The new deaths bring the death toll in the province to 258.

However, 15,066 have recovered from the virus. To date, 1,229,939 tests have been administered in Alberta.










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British Columbia has seen 89 new laboratory-confirmed cases of the virus, but health officials have confirmed no one else has died.

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Provincial health officials have also reported seven new epidemiologically linked cases, meaning they have yet to be confirmed by a laboratory.

To date, 6,589 people have recovered from COVID-19 in British Columbia and 479,574 tests have been administered.

New Brunswick saw no new cases or deaths linked to COVID-19 on Tuesday.

To date, the province has recorded 196 cases of the virus and two deaths.

So far, 191 people have recovered from COVID-19 in New Brunswick and 70,844 people have been tested for the novel coronavirus.

Nova Scotia reported a new case of the virus on Tuesday, but health officials said the death toll remained at 65.

A total of 1,021 people have recovered from the virus in Nova Scotia and 89,546 tests have been performed.

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No new cases or deaths have been detected in Prince Edward Island, health officials have confirmed.

The island has seen a total of 57 cases of the virus, of which 56 are believed to be recovered.

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Newfoundland has also not reported any new cases or deaths linked to COVID-19.

The province, which has recorded 272 cases, has not recorded a new infection since Thursday.

A total of 38,527 people have been tested for the new coronavirus in Newfoundland and 268 have recovered after contracting the virus.

No new cases in the territories

None of Canada’s territories reported a new case of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

Nunavut has experienced three cases of the virus to date, however, each has been linked to workers in other parts of the country.

The territory says infections will be counted in the totals for the jurisdictions of origin of workers, meaning Nunavut still considers itself free of COVID-19 cases.

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The five confirmed cases of the virus in the Northwest Territories are considered resolved.

Territory health officials have tested 4,801 people for the virus.

Similarly, in the Yukon, all 15 confirmed cases of the virus are resolved.

A total of 3,185 people have been tested for COVID-19 in the Yukon Territory.

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US deaths exceed 200,000, global cases reach 32 million

The novel coronavirus pandemic took another grim milestone on Tuesday, with the death toll in the United States surpassing 200,000.

As of 7:30 p.m. ET, 200,641 had died from COVID-19 in the United States, according to a count from Johns Hopkins University.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump said the death toll was a “disgrace” but defended his administration’s response to the pandemic.

“Well, I think it’s a shame,” he said. “I think if we didn’t do it right and we didn’t do it right, you would have two and a half million deaths.”

The country, which remains the global epicenter of the virus, has recorded more than 6.8 million cases.

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Worldwide, more than 31,444,163 cases of the virus have been confirmed.

Globally, the pandemic has killed 967,197.

–With a file from Katie Dangerfield of Global News

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