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Canada added 5,713 new novel coronavirus infections on Monday, bringing the country’s total number of cases to 337,242.
The daily number of cases in Alberta has more than doubled in recent weeks and hit a record 1,584 on Sunday – more than any other province that day, although there are far fewer residents than the Ontario or Quebec.
The province recorded 1,549 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.
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On the same day, Manitoba hit another peak in daily infections, reporting 543 new cases.
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe announced Monday that he would be self-isolating due to possible exposure to COVID-19 which occurred on November 15. The province announced 235 new cases Monday and four new deaths.
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Anyone traveling to Newfoundland and Labrador from the Atlantic region will have to self-isolate for 14 days starting Wednesday, as will visitors from other parts of the country.
Prince Edward Island has banned all non-essential travel in the province for two weeks in what Premier Dennis King called a preventative measure.
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Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island, as well as Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, were part of the so-called Atlantic bubble that allowed residents to travel freely within the borders of the four provinces without isolating themselves.
Newfoundland and Labrador reported two new cases on Monday and Prince Edward Island reported one. The 69 cases in Prince Edward Island since the start of the pandemic have all been linked to travel.
– With files from the Canadian Press
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