COVID-19: slight drop in new cases in Quebec and Ontario

After a week marked by a rise in COVID-19 cases and new records set on Saturday, Quebec and Ontario posted a slight drop on Sunday.

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With 1211 positive diagnoses in Quebec and 1248 in Ontario, however, the results remained high compared to recent months.

In terms of deaths, however, the two provinces show very different trends. While in Quebec 15 new deaths have been added to the toll (but only 2 in the last 24 hours), Ontario has counted 29, approaching its record of 31 deaths set on June 19.

Recall that Quebec and Ontario had both broken a record with, respectively, 1,448 and 1,581 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. In the case of Ontario, this was the highest daily toll since the start of the pandemic, all provinces combined.

New Brunswick reported 3 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. No deaths were added to the toll.

The situation in Canada:

Quebec: 123,854 cases (6,626 deaths)

Ontario: 94,009 cases (3,361 deaths)

Alberta: 38,338 cases (401 deaths)

British Columbia: 20,985 cases (290 deaths)

Manitoba: 10,453 cases (152 deaths)

Saskatchewan: 4,820 cases (29 deaths)

Nova Scotia: 1,142 cases (65 deaths)

New Brunswick: 367 cases (6 deaths)

Newfoundland and Labrador: 301 cases (4 deaths)

Prince Edward Island: 68 cases

Yukon: 24 cases (1 death)

Northwest Territories: 15 cases

Nunavut: 8 cases

Canadian returnees: 13 cases

Total: 294,327 (10,935 deaths)

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