Canada officially passed the milestone of 10,000 COVID-19-related deaths on Tuesday.
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Driven by data from Quebec which reported 19 deaths, the Canadian death toll has increased by 28 people who have died while carrying the virus. In doing so, the country now has 10,001 people who have died while being diagnosed with COVID-19.
Meanwhile, 2,675 more patients have been officially diagnosed from coast to coast in the past 24 hours, for a total of 222,885 confirmed cases of COVID-19 to date.
Faced with this data, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned that the fall and winter will be long in the country and that Canadians are unlikely to be able to celebrate Christmas as usual.
Quebec, with 963 new cases, announced the highest number of new cases on Tuesday, ahead of Ontario which revealed 827, as well as four deaths.
Proportionally speaking, the Prairies also remained heavily affected by the second wave, especially in Manitoba where a new record was broken with 184 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths.
“We are aware that there are more people in hospitals than two weeks ago. […] We plan accordingly. We’re not at the breaking point [du système de santé]“, Sought to reassure the Minister of Health of this province, Cameron Friesen.
His province is currently the most affected by the pandemic in the country per capita, alongside Quebec.
Alberta, with 422 new cases and two deaths, and British Columbia, with 217 infections, also continued to be hard hit.
As usual, the Maritimes were relatively spared with four recorded cases, three in New Brunswick and one in Nova Scotia.
The situation in Canada:
Quebec: 101,885 cases (6,172 deaths)
Ontario: 72,051 cases (3,103 deaths)
Alberta: 26,155 cases (309 deaths)
British Columbia: 13,588 cases (259 deaths)
Manitoba: 4,532 cases (58 deaths)
Saskatchewan: 2,841 cases (25 deaths)
Nova Scotia: 1,102 cases (65 deaths)
New Brunswick: 334 cases (6 deaths)
Newfoundland and Labrador: 291 cases (4 deaths)
Prince Edward Island: 64 cases
Yukon: 20 cases
Northwest Territories: 9 cases
Nunavut: 0 cases
Canadian returnees: 13 cases
Total: 222,885 cases (10,001 deaths)