Canada adds more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases on Saturday – National


Canada added 2,062 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday – the vast majority in Quebec and Ontario – as the national death toll increased by 23.Saturday’s figures also showed an increase in COVID-19 diagnoses in Atlantic Canada, a region that has yet to see a dramatic increase in cases this drop unlike other parts of the country.

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Overall, 179,993 cases have been diagnosed in Canada since the onset of the pandemic and 9,608 people across the country have lost their lives to COVID-19. However, Saturday’s data does not include updates from British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Alberta, or the territories.

Nearly 151,000 people have recovered from COVID-19 and an estimated 9.8 million tests for the virus have been performed.

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Canada’s director of public health, Dr Theresa Tam, said about 2.5% of those tested last week tested positive for the virus.

Although the infection rate is highest among young adults, Dr Tam warned that the number of outbreaks in long-term care and retirement facilities is on the rise.

“We all have a shared responsibility to help protect those most at risk,” she said in a statement. “When the spread of COVID-19 is kept at low levels in the community, it decreases the risk of exposure for older Canadians in our communities and the likelihood of the virus entering and settling in nursing homes.

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Le Québec a signalé 1 097 nouveaux cas de COVID-19 samedi, ainsi que 14 décès supplémentaires liés à la pandémie.

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Officials said three of the deaths occurred in the past 24 hours, seven occurred between October 3-8 and four in earlier dates.

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Ontario reports 809 new coronavirus cases as death toll exceeds 3K

The province has reported more than 1,000 new cases in six of the past seven days and has put additional restrictions in place in severely affected areas.

In Ontario, the death toll from the virus topped 3,000 after news of seven recent deaths on Saturday. The province also added 809 new infections, bringing the cumulative total to 58,490.

On Saturday, Toronto, neighboring Peel and Ottawa face new restrictions to tackle the spike in virus cases.

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Manitoba said the coronavirus claimed the lives of two elderly people, bringing its death toll to 32. The province also announced 97 new infections – most in the Winnipeg health region. There are currently over 1,000 active cases in the province.

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Saskatchewan has seen 34 new cases of the virus, 13 of which are linked to a series of events in Prince Albert. Overall, the province has recorded 2,068 infections, of which nearly 1,900 are resolved.

Several new cases were reported Saturday in Atlantic Canada, which has been under a travel “bubble” since July.

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New Brunswick has announced 20 new infections, most linked to outbreaks in Campbellton and a nursing home in Moncton.

Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia announced three new cases every Saturday.

Across Atlantic Canada, there are 74 active cases – including 57 in New Brunswick.

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Canada saw a record daily increase of more than 2,500 new cases on Friday. Alberta added 282 cases and reported an additional death on Friday, while British Columbia reported 119 new infections.

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Worldwide, more than 37 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 1 million deaths have been attributed to the virus, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University.

– With files from the Canadian Press and Global News reporters

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