Ontario and Quebec on Saturday recorded more than 1,800 new cases each of the coronavirus disease, while the situation remained critical in Alberta.
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Ontario reported 1,873 more infections and 17 deaths. It’s the fourth day in a row that the number of cases has exceeded 1,800 in the country’s most populous province. The hottest areas are Toronto (522 cases) and its suburbs of Peel (436 cases) and York (185 cases). To date, the province has 138,504 cases and 3,933 deaths.
In Quebec, there were 1898 new contaminations on Saturday as well as 40 deaths. This daily case toll is the highest since December 5. So far, cumulatively, the Belle Province remains the most affected by the health crisis in the country, with 161,921 infections and 7,475 deaths.
Some 39,415 people underwent a screening test on Friday across Quebec.
“We have a new record for withdrawals. I take this opportunity to thank the teams who work tirelessly in the field and in our laboratories. It is also for them that we must continue to limit our contacts, ”said Minister of Health and Social Services, Christian Dubé, on Twitter.
In Alberta, public health recorded 13 new deaths and 1,590 new cases, down from the previous day, although this is still a worrying figure given that this province is half as populated as Quebec.
Manitoba has reported 360 cases and 18 deaths, ahead of neighboring Saskatchewan with 274 cases and 11 additional deaths. Several provinces and territories have also updated their figures. This is the case for New Brunswick (1 case), Nunavut (2 cases), Newfoundland and Labrador (3 cases) and Nova Scotia (7 cases).
Quebec: 161,921 cases (7,475 deaths)
Ontario: 138,504 cases (3,933 deaths)
Alberta: 78,382 cases (697 deaths)
British Columbia: 40,797 cases (598 deaths) (Friday figures)
Manitoba: 20,750 cases (483 deaths)
Saskatchewan: 11,749 cases (86 deaths)
Nova Scotia: 1,409 cases (65 deaths)
New Brunswick: 555 cases (8 deaths)
Newfoundland and Labrador: 358 cases (4 deaths)
Nunavut: 247 cases
Prince Edward Island: 84 cases
Yukon: 58 cases (1 death)
Northwest Territories: 20 cases
Canadian returnees: 13 cases
Total: 454,847 cases (13,350 deaths)