Over 180,000 cases of COVID-19 in the country

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On Saturday, Ontario and Quebec reported 809 and 1097 new infections, respectively, or 1906 alone. The two provinces have the worst results linked to coronavirus disease since the start of the pandemic.

Ontario now has 58,490 cases, so 3,004 deaths, while Quebec has 85,191, including 5,950 fatalities.

Nova Scotia added three cases to its toll on Saturday, for a total of 1,092 cases.

As of early afternoon, the country was reporting 180,026 cases (+1909) and 9,606 deaths (+21).

Increase in contamination among older groups

According to Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer in Canada, trends in the spread of COVID-19 are changing.

“For example, while the greatest numbers of cases were recorded in the 20-39 age group over the summer, we are now seeing an increase in the number of cases among older people, who have a higher risk of suffering serious repercussions, ”she said on Saturday, adding that there has been a growth in recent weeks of outbreaks in long-term care centers and retirement homes.

“While these outbreaks resulted in a smaller number of cases compared to those recorded in April and May, we know that outbreaks at these facilities often result in deaths. We must make every effort to prevent the introduction and spread of the virus in these settings, ”said Dr. Tam.

Quebec: 85,191 cases (5,950 deaths)

Ontario: 58,490 cases (3,004 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: 1,092 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: 180,026 cases (9,606 deaths)


About Victoria Smith

Victoria Smith who hails from Toronto, Canada currently runs this news portofolio who completed Masters in Political science from University of Toronto. She started her career with BBC then relocated to TorontoStar as senior political reporter. She is caring and hardworking.

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