The second wave of COVID-19 continued to gain momentum on Thursday as nearly 2,000 new cases and 35 more deaths were added to the Canadian toll by mid-afternoon.
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Of the 191,310 infections and 9,698 fatalities reported across the country, 89,963 (+969) and 6005 (+28) are respectively attributable to Quebec. La Belle Province has thus passed a new milestone of fatalities and, on Friday, it will mark another sad mark, that of the 90,000 cases recorded after eight months of health crisis.
Ontario for its part reported 783 more cases and five deaths on Thursday, for a total of 62,196 cases and 3,022 deaths.
Manitoba has announced 176 cases and one death, bringing its picture to date to 3,098 infections and 38 fatalities.
Strong increase in Indigenous communities
The week of October 4 to 10 was marked by the strongest weekly growth in the number of new COVID-19 cases in Indigenous communities, with 126 as of October 14, Indigenous Services Canada reported Thursday. To date, according to the figures provided, there are 906 confirmed cases, including 209 active, as well as 13 deaths. In Nunavik, in Nord-du-Québec, there are 28 cases, including five active.
“The curve continues to climb,” Indigenous Services Canada said in a press release. If we are to flatten it, we must continue to be careful and listen to the advice of public health experts. The more cases there are in communities, the greater the possibility that the virus will enter workplaces, schools and long-term care centers where vulnerable people are found. ”
Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, has once again urged Canadians to be extra careful.
“We all have different situations, but when it comes to close contact with others, remember that everyone you meet also has a contact history,” said Dr. Tam.
“Each of our actions, at all times, counts,” she continued. We have now spent many months in this COVID-19 pandemic, and we have learned a lot. Our challenge, today and in the future, is to remain united in our efforts. Public health alone cannot contain the pandemic. Everyone needs to contribute in the effort, from essential workers and volunteers, to businesses, workplaces and all citizens. Let’s all do our part. ”
The situation in Canada:
Quebec: 89,963 cases (6,005 deaths)
Ontario: 62,196 cases (3,022 deaths)
Alberta: 21,199 cases (287 deaths)
British Columbia: 10,892 cases (250 deaths)
Manitoba: 3,098 cases (38 deaths)
Saskatchewan: 2,199 cases (25 deaths)
Nova Scotia: 1,092 cases (65 deaths)
New Brunswick: 292 cases (2 deaths)
Newfoundland and Labrador: 283 cases (4 deaths)
Prince Edward Island: 63 cases
Yukon: 15 cases
Northwest Territories: 5 cases
Nunavut: 0 cases
Canadian returnees: 13 cases
Total: 191,310 cases (9,698 deaths)