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Another 7,471 cases of the new coronavirus have been detected in Canada, marking the largest increase in one day since the start of the pandemic.
The new cases bring the total number of infections in the country to 572,525.

More than 8,000 new cases were reported on Dec. 26, but several provinces have reported cases detected more than 48 hours, due to the Christmas holidays.

Provincial health officials have also confirmed that an additional 94 people have died, bringing the death toll in Canada to 15,472.

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However, since the start of the pandemic, 484,583 people have recovered from COVID-19 infections and 18,332,176 virus tests have been administered.

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The new cases and deaths come as the federal government announced that Canada will now require all air passengers to get a negative COVID-19 test three days before arriving in the country.

The new rules are expected to come into force in the coming days.

“We strongly advise against traveling unless it is absolutely necessary,” Public Safety Minister Bill Blair told reporters at a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday.

“If you have to travel, understand that when you return you must follow the directions and quarantine for 14 days,” he said. “It’s not just the right thing to do – it’s the law. And if you don’t, it can lead to serious consequences.

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Coronavirus: Airline passengers must now show negative test results

Coronavirus: Airline passengers must now show negative test results

In a series of tweets on Wednesday afternoon, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, said that if Canadians can be optimistic as 2021 approaches, when vaccines are being administered, we must remind us that until they are more widely available, following proven #PublicHealth measures. is the key to #SlowtheSpread. ”

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Tam a déclaré que le pays restait sur une «trajectoire de résurgence», ajoutant que les taux d’infections au COVID-19 «restent très élevés dans de nombreuses régions».

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She said that means we need to celebrate New Year’s Eve “differently and determined to continue with effective public health practices” in the New Year.

Thousands of new cases in the provinces

In Ontario, a record 2,923 new cases of the virus have been detected, and provincial health officials have said 19 more people have died.

To date, Ontario has seen 178,831 infections and 4,474 deaths linked to COVID-19.

Meanwhile, in Quebec, 2,511 new cases have been detected, the largest increase in one day since the start of the pandemic.

The new cases bring the total number of cases in the province to 199,822. Forty-one more deaths mean a total of 8,165 people have died in Quebec after testing positive for the virus.

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Saskatchewan has reported 138 new cases of coronavirus and three more deaths.

So far the province has seen 15,160 infections and deaths.

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Manitoba health officials said 130 new cases have been detected and two more have died, bringing the total number of infections and deaths to 24513 and 661 respectively.

Four new cases were detected in Atlantic Canada on Wednesday.

Nova Scotia added three new cases, while New Brunswick recorded one new infection, bringing the total number of cases in the provinces to 1,483 and 946 respectively.










Coronavirus: Airline passengers must now show negative test results


Coronavirus: Airline passengers must now show negative test results

Newfoundland and Labrador did not report any new infections, meaning its number of cases remained at 390.

Prince Edward Island did not release new COVID-19 data on Wednesday, but the latest figures released on December 29 indicate the province has registered 96 cases of COVID-19, 90 of which are considered resolved.

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None of the Maritime provinces, nor Newfoundland and Labrador, reported new deaths associated with the virus on Wednesday.

Alberta added 1,287 new infections and health officials confirmed that 18 more deaths had occurred.

Since the start of the pandemic, the province has seen 100,428 cases and 1,046 people died after becoming ill.

In British Columbia, 485 new cases have been detected, five of which are considered epidemiologically linked, meaning they have not yet been confirmed by a laboratory.

Eleven new deaths mean 893 people have died in British Columbia since the start of the pandemic.

The new cases bring the total number of confirmed infections to 50,843, as well as an additional 457 cases linked to the epidemiology.

No new cases in the territories

Yukon has not reported any new cases or deaths. To date, the territory has seen 60 cases – 59 of which are considered resolved – and one death related to COVID-19.

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Nunavut also did not report any new cases or deaths on Wednesday, meaning the territory’s case count and death toll remained at 266-one, respectively.

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The Northwest Territories has not reported a new case of the novel coronavirus since December 18.

To date, 24 people in the territory have contracted the virus, but all have since recovered.

Global deaths exceed 1.8 million

Since the virus was first detected in Wuhan, China at the end of last year, it has infected 82,510,560 people around the world, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.

By 7 p.m. ET, the virus had claimed 1,800,400 lives worldwide.


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Coronavirus: Canada has not identified any cases of new variant coronavirus seen in UK, says Dr Tam – December 22, 2020

The United States remained the viral epicenter with more than 19.6 million confirmed cases and more than 341,300 deaths.

India reported the second highest number of infections, with more than 10.2 million cases and more than 148,400 deaths.

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