Canada reports over 2,000 new coronavirus cases for first time since pandemic began – National

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Canada reported 2,122 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, 2,049 of which were diagnosed in the past 24 hours.This was the highest daily case total Canada has seen, although 2,777 cases were recorded on May 3, as Quebec adjusted its total to more than 1,300 due to a computer glitch.

However, testing has increased significantly since then, with Canada administering 101,985 tests on Friday, up from 29,855 on May 3.

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A total of 89 deaths have also been reported by health authorities across the country, only eight of which had occurred in the past 24 hours.

The virus has now claimed the lives of 9,409 people in Canada, while a total of 162,490 infections have been identified across the country.

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A total of 137,614 patients have since recovered from the virus on Friday, and more than 8.9 million tests have been administered.








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In an update Friday, Canada’s Director of Public Health, Dr. Theresa Tam, warned of the continued rise in new COVID-19 cases in the country, with Canada averaging 1,634 new cases per day over the past week.

“Accelerating epidemic growth, especially in high-incidence regions of Quebec and Ontario, is behind the continued increase,” Tam said at a press conference Friday.

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“New cases reported in these provinces represent nearly 80% of the national case count. More recently, we are seeing an increase in the serious consequences of COVID-19, which we are monitoring very closely. “

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Quebec announced the largest increase in COVID-19 cases among all provinces on Friday, with 1,052 newly confirmed infections. The new case data, which brings the total number of infections in Quebec to 76,273, represents the largest increase in laboratory-confirmed infections since the province reported an additional 1,110 cases on May 1.

Seven other deaths have also been reported by provincial authorities, although they occurred in September. The province remains the hardest-hit region in Canada and has seen a total of 5,857 deaths to date.

Ontario added 732 new cases of coronavirus and 76 more deaths on Friday, although 73 of the infections and 74 of the deaths occurred in the spring and summer and were added following a data cleanup.

The data brings the province’s total infections to 52,980 and the number of deaths from the virus to 2,927. A total of 44,850 patients have since recovered from the virus. in Ontario.

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Manitoba announced 43 new cases on Friday. The province, which has so far seen 21 deaths from the virus, now has 2,072 cases of COVID-19 – an unknown number of which is considered probable.

Alberta reported 122 new COVID-19 infections on Friday, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 18,357. Three more deaths were reported by health officials on Friday, bringing the official death toll to 272.

Saskatchewan added 13 new cases during its daily update on Friday, increasing its total number of virus cases to 1,940. The death toll in the province stands at 24. Friday marks the third consecutive day that the province recorded a double-digit increase in new cases.

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British Columbia announced 161 new cases on Friday. The cases include two who are considered “epidemiologically related,” which are patients who show symptoms of COVID-19 and who were in close proximity to people who have been tested for the virus, but who have never been diagnosed.

The province has recorded a total of 9,212 laboratory-confirmed cases and 169 more that are considered “linked to the spike”. Three more deaths were reported on Friday, bringing the death toll to 238.


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Nova Scotia reported a new case on Friday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 infections to 1,089. No other province in Atlantic Canada, however, reported other infections on Friday.

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Global deaths linked to the virus have since exceeded one million, according to an ongoing tally maintained by Johns Hopkins University. More than 34.4 million people have been diagnosed with the disease worldwide.

The United States, India and Brazil continue to lead in cases and deaths.

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