Health officials said 150 more people had died after testing positive for COVID-19.
The virus has killed 17,383 people in Canada to date.
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However, 584,652 people recovered after contracting the respiratory disease and health officials administered 19,946,587 tests for the virus.
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In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, said officials were continuing to monitor different variants of the COVID-19 virus through “routine and targeted genomic surveillance to detect variants of concern, including variants that may be associated. with an increased risk of spread. ”
Tam said that to date 22 cases of the British variant and one case of the South African variant have been detected in Canada.
Meanwhile, health officials across the country continue to work to immunize those most vulnerable to the disease, including the elderly and frontline health workers.
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According to Health Canada, a total of 548,950 doses of the two approved COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed to provinces and territories.
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In Ontario, 2,961 new cases and 74 new deaths have been detected.
Since the start of the pandemic, 224,984 infections have been reported in Ontario and 5,127 people have died.
The new cases and deaths come as a home stay order issued for the province is due to go into effect at midnight.
A state of emergency was also declared in Ontario by Premier Doug Ford for the second time since the start of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, Quebec added 2,071 new cases and 33 deaths.
To date, Quebec has reported 234,695 cases of the disease and 8,815 people have died after becoming ill.
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Manitoba added 155 new cases and five new deaths on Wednesday, while 247 new infections and two new deaths were reported in Saskatchewan.
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In Atlantic Canada, another 27 people have tested positive for COVID-19.
New Brunswick added 19 new cases and health officials said one more person had died, bringing the number of deaths to 12 in the province.
Meanwhile, Nova Scotia has seen eight new cases, pushing the total number of cases to 1,542, but no additional deaths occurred.
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Neither Prince Edward Island nor Newfoundland and Labrador added any new infections or deaths on Wednesday.
In Western Canada, 1,388 new cases of the virus have been detected.
Alberta health officials said 875 more people had contracted the virus and 23 more deaths had occurred.
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To date, 113,618 people in the province have tested positive for the virus and 1,368 have died in Alberta.
British Columbia has reported 513 new cases, bringing the number of infections in the province to 58,550.
Health officials said six new epidemiologically linked cases have also been identified, but have yet to be confirmed by a laboratory.
Twelve new deaths bring the total death toll in British Columbia to 1,031.
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No new cases of COVID-19 were detected in Canada’s territories on Wednesday and officials confirmed that no one else had died.
To date, the Yukon and Nunavut have recorded 70 and 266 cases of the virus, respectively.
The Northwest Territories reported 24 infections.
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The United States remained the viral epicenter on Wednesday after reporting 23,044,857 cases and 384,204 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
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