COVID-19: cases decrease in Quebec and Ontario

COVID-19 cases fell on Saturday, both in Quebec and Ontario, which remain the two main sources of contamination in the country.

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Quebec has reported 749 more cases and 10 deaths, for a total since the start of the pandemic of 291,924 infections and 10,465 fatalities. In the previous two days, 798 and 707 additional cases had been reported respectively. It is Montreal (338 cases), Laval (96 cases), Montérégie (84 cases), Lanaudière (66 cases) and the Laurentians (60 cases), in short the regions which will remain at the red alert level on Monday, which report the most new contaminations.

Hospitalizations have decreased (601, -16), as has the number of people receiving intensive care (109, -2). Nearly 20,000 doses of vaccine were administered on Friday, for a total of 532,012 of the 638,445 doses received.

«La vaccination a [augmenté] over the last few days and it will continue to [croître] with the other regions which will be added to Montreal and will begin mass vaccination as early as next week, ”Minister of Health and Social Services, Christian Dubé, said on Twitter.

For its part, Ontario reported 990 cases and six deaths on Saturday for a cumulative toll of 306,997 infections and 7,052 deaths. This is much less than the 1,250 patients added 24 hours earlier. Among the cases, Toronto (284) and the regions of Peel (173) and York (82) have the most.

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick each added six cases to their number columns, while Newfoundland and Labrador had two.

In Western Canada, Alberta has deplored 341 new infections and one death, ahead of Saskatchewan (163 cases and three deaths) and Manitoba (71 cases – but five cases were withdrawn after investigation – and one death). Nunavut has reported four other infections.

As of evening, Canada had a cumulative total of 884,086 cases (+2332) and 22,213 deaths (+21).

The situation in Canada:

  • Ontario: 306,997 cases (7,052 deaths)
  • Quebec: 291,924 cases (10,465 deaths)
  • Alberta: 135,537 cases (1,914 deaths)
  • British Columbia: 83,107 (1,380 deaths)
  • Manitoba: 32,170 cases (905 deaths)
  • Saskatchewan: 29,593 cases (396 deaths)
  • Nova Scotia: 1,657 cases (65 deaths)
  • New Brunswick: 1,453 cases (28 deaths)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: 1,005 cases (6 deaths)
  • Nunavut: 377 cases (1 death)
  • Prince Edward Island: 139 cases
  • Yukon: 72 cases (1 death)
  • Northwest Territories: 42 cases
  • Canadian returnees: 13 cases

Total: 884,086 cases (22,213 deaths)

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