Quebec and Ontario have accumulated a total of 1,899 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, indicating that the second wave is far from running out of steam in the two most populous provinces in the country.
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By evening, the number of cases in Canada had increased by 2,558 to 178,117, including 9,585 deaths.
Health Canada said Friday that the country is well on its way to crossing the 200,000 infection milestone by the end of October. The long Thanksgiving weekend also raises fears of an explosion of cases in the weeks to come.
In Quebec, 1,102 new cases of COVID-19 were announced on Friday. As of Wednesday, the new reported cases stood at 900, a drop from the record 1,364 infections announced on Tuesday. But the decline was short-lived, because the next day, the number of cases had already crossed the 1000 case mark, and Friday presented a second successive day of increase.
Ontario, for its part, reported 939 cases on Friday. The province has a total of 57,681 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. With five new deaths, Ontario has recorded 2,997 deaths from the virus since last March.
Alberta has also reported cases (+277), as have British Columbia (+119), Manitoba (+84), Saskatchewan (+22), New Brunswick (+13) and Newfoundland -and Labrador (+2).
The situation in Canada
- Quebec: 84,094 cases (5,936 deaths)
- Ontario: 57,681 cases (2,997 deaths)
- Alberta: 19,995 cases (282 deaths)
- British Columbia: 10,185 cases (245 deaths)
- Manitoba: 2,428 cases (30 deaths)
- Saskatchewan: 2,034 cases (24 deaths)
- Nova Scotia: 1,089 cases (65 deaths)
- Newfoundland and Labrador: 279 cases (4 deaths)
- New Brunswick: 238 cases (2 deaths)
- Prince Edward Island: 61 cases
- Yukon: 15 cases
- Northwest Territories: 5 cases
- Nunavut: 0 cases
- Canadian returnees: 13 cases
- Total: 178,117 cases (9,585 deaths)