Another increase in cases in Ontario

The number of COVID-19 cases is on a roller-coaster ride in Ontario from day to day, where on Saturday it rebounded above 2,000 infections.

• Read also: All the developments of the pandemic

• Read also: COVID-19: Quebec has 1,367 new cases and 46 deaths

Ontario has reported 2,063 new cases and 73 deaths, so much so that since the start of the crisis, there have been 266,363 infections and 6,145 fatalities. In recent days, contaminations have made yo-yo in the most populous province in the country, varying between 1,670 and 2,093 cases. The most affected regions remain Toronto (713 cases), Peel (379 cases) and York (178 cases).

In Quebec, the situation continues to remain stable with 1,367 new infections, for a total to date of 261,360, as well as 46 additional deaths, for a total of 9,763. As of January 23, between 1,166 and 1,457 cases have been reported.

Encouragingly, hospitalizations are down from 46, to 1,163, as are people in intensive care, down eight, to 201. To date, 238,143 doses of the vaccine have been administered, including 2,086 on Friday. of which 32,000 samples were also taken.

Montreal declared 577 new cases on Saturday, ahead of Montérégie (247 cases), Laval (123 cases), the Laurentians (111 cases), Estrie (57 cases) and Capitale-Nationale (51 cases).

“The [diminution] hospitalizations continue, that’s encouraging! It shows that our efforts to [faire fléchir] the cases bear fruit and directly influence hospitalizations, ”Minister of Health and Social Services Christian Dubé said on Twitter.

Other provinces have updated their data. This is the case for Saskatchewan (258 cases and eight deaths), Manitoba (166 cases and two deaths), New Brunswick (12 cases and one death) and Nova Scotia (three cases). The territory of Nunavut announced only one case on Saturday.

As of afternoon, Canada had 774,665 cases (+3870) and 19,931 deaths (+130).

The situation in Canada

  • Ontario: 266,363 cases (6,145 deaths)
  • Quebec: 261,360 cases (9,763 deaths)
  • Alberta: 123,364 cases (1,620 deaths)
  • British Columbia: 66,779 cases (1,189 deaths)
  • Manitoba: 29,446 cases (825 deaths)
  • Saskatchewan: 23,626 cases (300 deaths)
  • Nova Scotia: 1,580 cases (65 deaths)
  • New Brunswick: 1,230 cases (18 deaths)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: 408 cases (4 deaths)
  • Nunavut: 284 cases (1 death)
  • Prince Edward Island: 111 cases
  • Yukon: 70 cases (1 death)
  • Northwest Territories: 31 cases
  • Canadian returnees: 13 cases
  • Total: 774,665 cases (19,931 deaths)

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