Cases on the rise in Ontario, stability in Quebec

Cases rose Thursday in Ontario, with 590 more people contracting the coronavirus disease. This is much more than the 411 cases the day before.

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11 more deaths have also been reported, so much so that the most populous province in the country has a cumulative 538,077 cases and 8,931 deaths since the start of the pandemic. Hospitalizations decreased (516, -55), as did people requiring acute care (450, -16).

In Quebec, there were 189 cases, slightly more than the 178 infections on Wednesday, not to mention two more deaths. To date, 372,476 Quebecers have been infected with the virus and 11,166 of them have died from complications.

Hospitalizations declined (251, -6), but there was an increase in the number of occupied intensive care beds (64, +4).

The positivity rate, which fell below 1% on Wednesday, a first since last August, remained unchanged at 0.8% following 24,315 laboratory analyzes.

Vaccination continues unabated in La Belle Province with an overall total of 6,398,048 doses administered, including 84,936 on Wednesday.

“76% of Quebecers aged 12+ received a 1st dose. However, the goal is to reach 75% in all age categories. This goal is still not achieved among 39 and under. Everyone’s contribution will make a big difference in the coming months! ” wrote on Twitter the Minister of Health and Social Services, Christian Dubé.

Other provinces updated their data on Thursday: Manitoba (251 cases and 6 deaths), Nova Scotia (15 cases), Newfoundland and Labrador (5 cases) and New Brunswick (3 cases) .

Ontario: 538,077 cases (8,931 deaths)

Quebec: 372,476 cases (11,166 deaths)

Alberta: 229,771 cases (2,256 deaths)

British Columbia: 145,843 cases (1,725 ​​deaths)

Manitoba: 53,650 cases (1,087 deaths)

Saskatchewan: 47,574 cases (552 deaths)

Nova Scotia: 5,721 cases (88 deaths)

New Brunswick: 2,283 cases (44 deaths)

Newfoundland and Labrador: 1,365 cases (7 deaths)

Nunavut: 650 cases (4 deaths)

Prince Edward Island: 206 cases

Northwest Territories: 128 cases

Yukon: 92 cases (2 deaths)

Canadian returnees: 13 cases

Total: 1,397,849 cases (25,862 deaths)

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