Ontario recorded its highest daily number of people infected with COVID-19 on Tuesday.
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In the most populous province of the country, 2,553 new cases have been recorded since the day before. This is in addition to Monday’s 1,939 cases, also unveiled on Tuesday, bringing the total number of people infected with this coronavirus to 175,908 since the start of the pandemic in Ontario.
Infections are concentrated in the south of the province, notably in Toronto, Hamilton and the region of Peel. Outside the southern part of the province, only less than 100 cases have been reported.
The death toll has also increased with 37 deaths on Monday and 41 more on Tuesday for a total of 4,455 since the start of the COVID-19 crisis.
About 304 patients were in intensive care with the disease, including 207 who needed a ventilator.
No respite in Quebec
COVID-19 also continued to wreak havoc in Quebec. On Tuesday, 2,381 infections and 64 deaths were added to the toll. The province has a total of 197,311 confirmed cases and 8,124 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Two fewer people were in intensive care due to the virus on Tuesday, bringing a total of 148 patients, but hospitalizations increased by 7 to 1,131.
The withdrawals made on December 27 amounted to 23,444, for a total of 4,817,090.
Vaccination was continuing as 2,857 doses of vaccine were administered on Monday, for a total of 22,500.