COVID-19: between improvements and new records

Some provinces saw improvement in their fight against COVID-19 on Tuesday, but those advances were tarnished by new records that were broken in the west and in Nunavut.

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Quebec, in particular, has shown a great improvement, revealing 982 new cases and 24 deaths. This is the first time since November 3 that the Belle Province has announced a number of contaminations below the 1000 case mark.

Beside, Ontario has again maintained itself above this symbolic milestone and the figures of Quebec by listing 1,249 more sick, while deploring 12 deaths.

Further west, Manitoba, which went into full containment last week, has shown marked progress with 269 infections and seven deaths. This is almost half the number of new cases compared to a week ago.

Other records

Those successes, however, were overshadowed by British Columbia which reported 717 new cases, in addition to 11 deaths. This is the worst daily toll in the Pacific province since the start of the pandemic, which has continued to beat its own mark since last Friday.

As a sign of concern over COVID-19 in this province, which until recently could boast of the quality of its management of the pandemic, Premier John Horgan spoke in an interview with CBC on Wednesday the possibility limit travel to Vancouver Island to protect it from disease.

The territory of Nunavut, and more specifically the small community of Arviat, also drew attention by reporting 34 cases, more than double the 26 that had been recorded since the start of the outbreak less than two years ago. weeks.

A total of 46 cases are concentrated in Arviat, a community of just over 2,000 inhabitants.

Saskatchewan also moved closer to a record, unveiling 240 new cases, its second highest total to date.

From coast to coast, 4,275 new cases and 59 additional deaths were recorded on Wednesday, for a total of 306,259 cases and 11,086 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

The situation in Canada:

Quebec: 126,054 cases (6,675 deaths)

Ontario: 96,745 cases (3,383 deaths)

Alberta: 40,962 cases (432 deaths)

British Columbia: 20,985 cases (290 deaths)

Manitoba: 11,608 cases (179 deaths)

Saskatchewan: 5,422 cases (31 deaths)

Nova Scotia: 1,151 cases (65 deaths)

New Brunswick: 379 cases (6 deaths)

Newfoundland and Labrador: 305 cases (4 deaths)

Prince Edward Island: 68 cases

Yukon: 60 cases (1 death)

Northwest Territories: 15 cases

Nunavut: 18 cases

Canadian returnees: 13 cases

Total: 306,259 (11,086 deaths)

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