In just 28 days, Canada went from 200,000 to 300,000 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, a milestone four times faster than the previous 100,000 cases.
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In comparison, the milestone of 100,000 cases had been crossed on June 18. It had therefore taken four months (123 days) to accumulate as many cases as in the last four weeks.
Recall that the first case of COVID-19 was officially detected in Canada on January 25. It then took 145 days to reach the first level of 100,000 cases, coming out of the first wave.
The Alberta toll unveiled at the end of the afternoon officially tipped Canada beyond 300,000 cases, for a total of 300,225 infections to date.
In addition, Canada crossed the 11,000 Canadian mark on Monday who lost their lives while carrying the coronavirus. The country counted, at the end of the day, a total of 11,018 deaths linked to the pandemic.
In total, the various provinces, excluding British Columbia whose data is still awaited, announced no less than 4,148 cases on Monday, as well as 65 deaths.
The situation in Canada:
Quebec: 125,072 cases (6,651 deaths)
Ontario: 95,496 cases (3,371 deaths)
Alberta: 40,189 cases (427 deaths)
British Columbia: 20,985 cases (290 deaths) – Data from Friday
Manitoba: 11,339 cases (172 deaths)
Saskatchewan: 5,182 cases (31 deaths)
Nova Scotia: 1,146 cases (65 deaths)
New Brunswick: 375 cases (6 deaths)
Newfoundland and Labrador: 303 cases (4 deaths)
Prince Edward Island: 68 cases
Yukon: 24 cases (1 death)
Northwest Territories: 15 cases
Nunavut: 18 cases
Canadian returnees: 13 cases
Total: 300,225 (11,018 deaths)