At least 2,000 new cases added to the toll of COVID-19 on Saturday in the country and federal public health authorities have once again pleaded for Canadians to limit their number of close contacts.
The main source of contagion in the country, Quebec has reported 1,279 additional cases and 15 more deaths linked to COVID-19, for a total of 92,297 people infected since the start of the pandemic. There were also 6,032 deaths over the same period.
In neighboring Ontario, 805 new infections and 10 deaths have added to the toll, which is now 63,713 confirmed cases and 3,041 deaths.
In her daily report, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, pointed out that the average number of cases reported daily in Canada over a seven-day period was 2,310, according to data from Friday.
“There are no easy solutions, and COVID-19 will not go away,” she said, emphasizing the collective effort.
“We need to limit our number of close in-person contacts and follow proven public health practices, which include self-isolating at home if you have symptoms, maintaining physical distancing, wearing a mask. if necessary, respect for hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette in the event of a cough, as well as cleaning and disinfection of surfaces, ”she listed.
The Quebec Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, also agreed, commenting on Saturday’s data.
“We must continue our efforts to limit our number of contacts,” he said on Twitter. We have the power to break the wave, but we need the collaboration of all Quebecers. ”
In Canada, 9,746 people have died after contracting COVID-19. In addition, 196,200 people have been infected since the start of the health crisis, according to figures reported in the early afternoon.
It also includes eight new cases in New Brunswick and two more in Nova Scotia. The figures for Alberta and British Columbia, in particular, were yet to come.
“Physical remoteness is difficult to maintain, but it is what will make us strong, resilient and able to carry on public health efforts through the fall and winter,” added Dr. Tam, in his statement.
The situation in Canada:
- Quebec: 92,297 cases (6,032 deaths)
- Ontario: 63,713 cases (3,041 deaths)
- Alberta: 21,775 cases (288 deaths)
- British Columbia: 11,189 cases (251 deaths)
- Manitoba: 3,173 cases (38 deaths)
- Saskatchewan: 2,270 cases (25 deaths)
- Nova Scotia: 1,095 cases (65 deaths)
- New Brunswick: 305 cases (2 deaths)
- Newfoundland and Labrador: 287 cases (4 deaths)
- Prince Edward Island: 63 cases
- Yukon: 15 cases
- Northwest Territories: 5 cases
- Nunavut: 0 cases
- Canadian returnees: 13 cases
Total: 196,200 cases (9,746 deaths)