Provincial health officials also said 24 more people had died after contracting COVID-19.
However, only some of these deaths have occurred in the past few days.
The new deaths bring the death toll in Canada to 9,654.
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The new cases come as health officials work to avoid a second wave of the pandemic.
Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, urged the public to reduce their contact in order to slow the transmission of the virus.
“We can reduce our rate of contact with other people through a combination of individual practices and population-based measures,” she said. “However, in some areas, individual actions have not been sufficient to achieve low levels of transmission and additional measures, including strategic business closures, have been needed to curb the growth of the epidemic.
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In Ontario, 746 new cases were reported on Tuesday and health officials said nine more people had died from respiratory illness.
The new infections bring the number of cases in the province to 60,692. However, 51,729 people have recovered from COVID-19.
A total of 4,462,167 tests were administered in Ontario.
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In Quebec, the province hardest hit by the pandemic, 815 new cases have been detected.
Health officials also said five other people had died after testing positive for COVID-19.
The province performed 2,677,474 tests for the virus, while 73,734 people have recovered from infections.
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Thirty-four new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Saskatchewan, but provincial health officials said the death toll in the province remained at 25 on Tuesday.
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Until there, 1,911 people have recovered from the virus, while 218,959 tests have been performed.
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Manitoba saw 124 new cases of the virus on Tuesday, and health officials said another person had died.
The province has now reported a total of 2,779 cases and 35 deaths associated with COVID-19. However, 1,496 people recovered after becoming ill and 213,669 tests were administered.
In New Brunswick, six new cases of the virus have been reported, but no new deaths have occurred.
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The province has now recorded 274 COVID-19 infections, of which 200 are considered resolved.
Since the start of the pandemic, 86,723 people have been tested for the new coronavirus in New Brunswick.
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No new cases or deaths have been reported in Nova Scotia.
The province has not seen a new case of the virus since Friday.
So far, Nova Scotia has reported a total of 1,092 infections, however, 1,023 people have recovered.
Health officials have administered 102,842 tests for COVID-19.
Prince Edward Island, which has recorded 63 cases of the new coronavirus, has also not reported any new infections or deaths.
To date, 60 people have recovered from COVID-19 on the island, while 35,378 tests have been carried out.
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Newfoundland also did not report any new infections or deaths, meaning the number of cases in the province remained at 283.
So far, 271 people have recovered from the virus, while 47,065 have been tested.
Further west in Alberta, 220 new infections have been detected and health officials said four more deaths have occurred.
New infections bring the total number of cases in Alberta to 20,956, however, 18,055 people have recovered.
Since the start of the pandemic, 1,556,275 tests have been administered in the province.
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In British Columbia, 101 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported and health officials said five more people had died since Friday.
A total of 10 543 of people have now contracted the virus in British Columbia, while 8 974 have recovered.
So far, 678,085 tests for COVID-19 have been performed.
No new cases in the territories
No new cases or deaths associated with COVID-19 have been detected in the territories of Canada.
In the Northwest Territories, all five confirmed cases of the virus are considered resolved.
A total of 3,636 people were tested in the territory.
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Likewise, in the Yukon, all 15 people who were infected with the novel coronavirus have recovered.
However, on Sunday a potential new case was identified. Territorial health officials are now awaiting results from a British Columbia lab.
Nunavut still considers itself free from COVID-19 cases.
A number of cases have been detected in mines in the territory, however, these infections have each been linked to employees outside of Nunavut and were found in their region of origin.
The latest data released on Friday shows 3,278 people have been tested for the virus.
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Global cases exceed 38 million
The number of coronavirus cases around the world topped 38 million on Tuesday.
As of 7 p.m. ET, a total of 38,006,121 cases have been reported worldwide, according to a count from John’s Hopkins University.
Since the virus was first detected in Wuhan, China at the end of last year, it has killed 1,083,875 worldwide.
The United States remained the epicenter of the virus on Tuesday, with more than 7.8 million cases.
So far, 215,702 people have died in the United States after testing positive for COVID-19.
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