The situation was relatively stable Sunday in the country, while the figures were slightly more encouraging in Ontario and Quebec compared to the day before.
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In Quebec, the increase in the number of cases was below the 1000 mark, the Belle Province reporting 942 new infections on Sunday.
In hospitals, the uptrend of the last few days ended for the last day of the week. On Sunday, 942 people positive for COVID-19 were in a hospital, 7 fewer than the day before.
Of those, 72 were in intensive care, a drop of 1 from Saturday’s toll.
Across the Ottawa River, data for Sunday suggested a stabilization of the second wave, although a single day does not guarantee a trend.
Ontario public health has identified 649 new infections, while on Saturday, it deplored 809 more cases.
This means that on Sunday, there were fewer new cases than people considered officially cured of COVID-19. Ontario has said at least 705 new people have beaten the virus in the past 24 hours.
Sadly, one more person died in Ontario. In Quebec, no one has lost their life in connection with COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, but three deaths, which had not been counted where they occurred, were added to the disastrous toll .
Caution remains in order
Despite this upturn, Canada’s public health administrator, Dr. Teresa Tam, expressed concern, considering the alarming statistics of the past week.
On this long Thanksgiving weekend, a much celebrated holiday in English Canada, Dr. Tam fears that family festivities will accelerate the spread of the virus.
In a statement, she reiterated her wish to see Canadians limit their physical contact this weekend. Dr. Tam also reiterated the importance of physical distancing.
The situation in Quebec
- Quebec: 86,133 cases (5,953 deaths) (figures updated Sunday)
- Ontario: 59,139 cases (3,005 deaths) (Figures updated Sunday)
- Alberta: 19,995 cases (282 deaths)
- British Columbia: 10,185 cases (245 deaths)
- Manitoba: 2,524 cases (32 deaths)
- Saskatchewan: 2,068 cases (24 deaths)
- Nova Scotia: 1,092 cases (65 deaths) (Figures updated Sunday)
- Newfoundland and Labrador: 282 cases (4 deaths)
- New Brunswick: 258 cases (2 deaths)
- Prince Edward Island: 61 cases
- Yukon: 15 cases
- Northwest Territories: 5 cases
- Nunavut: 0 cases
- Canadian returnees: 13 cases
Total: 181,770 cases (9,612 deaths)