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The nationwide total has risen to more than 294,300 cases, after the number of cases in Ontario and Quebec fell from record levels on Saturday.
Ontario has reported 1,248 new cases of COVID-19 and 29 deaths, while health authorities in Quebec have recorded 1,211 new cases and 15 additional deaths related to the virus.
This is a decrease from 1,585 and 1,448 cases, respectively, a day earlier.
Coronavirus appeared in Italy earlier than expected, Italian study finds
ROME – The new coronavirus has been circulating in Italy since September 2019, according to a study by the National Cancer Institute (INT) in the Italian city of Milan, reporting that COVID-19 could have spread beyond China earlier provided that.
The World Health Organization said the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the respiratory illness it causes, were unknown before the outbreak was first reported in Wuhan, central China , in December.
Italy’s first COVID-19 patient was detected on February 21 in a small town near Milan, in the northern Lombardy region.
But the results of Italian researchers, published by the scientific magazine of the INT Tumori Journal, show that 11.6% of the 959 healthy volunteers enrolled in a lung cancer screening trial between September 2019 and March 2020, had developed antibodies. anti-coronavirus well before February.
COVID-19 cases in US surpass 11 million as pandemic escalates
The number of coronavirus cases in the United States crossed the 11 million mark on Sunday, reaching another grim milestone, according to a Reuters tally, as the third wave of COVID-19 infections surged across the country.