Ontario government reports 805 new coronavirus cases, 10 new deaths; 63,713 cases in total
A total of 9,746 deaths have been associated with COVID-19 in Canada.
Figures released on Saturday do not include updates from British Columbia, Alberta, Prince Edward Island or the territories.
Although some provinces have been affected much more than others, the number of new cases as a whole has been on the rise since the end of August. The daily number of cases is now higher than it was in the spring.
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Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, said as of Friday, approximately 2,310 cases have been reported across Canada daily over the past week.
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She urged Canadians to follow public health guidelines and minimize their number of contacts – and most importantly to avoid crowded or closed places.
“It’s hard to go our separate ways, but it’s what will make us stronger, more resilient, and better able to support public health efforts throughout fall and winter,” she said. said in a statement on Saturday.
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Quebec today reported 1,279 new cases of COVID-19 as well as 15 additional deaths linked to the new coronavirus. A death previously attributed to the virus was found to be due to other causes.
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Health officials say the total number of infections in the province stands at 92,297 and 6,032 people have died.
Manitoba sees 85 new cases of COVID-19 ahead of tightening restrictions
In Ontario, another 805 cases have been reported, bringing the cumulative total to 63,713. More than half of the new cases have been diagnosed in and around Toronto. The province also announced that 10 more people have died from COVID-19.
No more restrictions for Winnipeg
Manitoba public health officials have identified 85 new cases of COVID-19, most of which have occurred in the Winnipeg health region. A total of 3,256 cases have been diagnosed in the province.
In response to a surge in cases, Winnipeg faces tighter restrictions for at least two weeks starting Monday.
The number of active cases in Saskatchewan hit a record high of 326 on Saturday, when the province reported 36 new cases. The total number of cases in Saskatchewan is 2,306.
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The number of active COVID-19 cases in New Brunswick reached 100 on Saturday, with the addition of eight newly diagnosed infections.
Nova Scotia announced two new cases, bringing its total of active cases to five, while Newfoundland and Labrador reported no new diagnoses on Saturday.
8 new cases of COVID-19 identified in New Brunswick on Saturday
Worldwide, 39.5 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 1.1. millions of deaths associated with the virus have been recorded, according to a count from Johns Hopkins University.
With files from Amber McGuckin, Mickey Djuric and The Canadian Press
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