Ontario officials soon expect overwhelmed hospitals and twice as many deaths each day from COVID-19 if the spread is not curbed quickly.
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According to the forecasts of the health authorities of the most populous province in the country, there will be a hundred deaths daily from this coronavirus from mid-January until the end of February in Ontario.
On Tuesday, the number of new cases fell for the first time in nine days below 3,000, to 2,903 cases. This daily figure remains high, however. Ontario has 222,023 people who have been infected with COVID-19.
On the side of deaths, there were 41 more on Tuesday, for a total of 5,053.
The number of people hospitalized for the disease soared by 138 to 1,701.
Quebec is scooped
The epidemic also remains vigorous in Quebec, which recorded 1,934 new cases and 47 deaths on Tuesday. This brings the total to 232,624 people infected and 8,782 dead since the start of the pandemic.
On Monday, the province recorded 1,869 infections and 51 deaths.
COVID-19-related hospitalizations continued to increase. There are 61 additional patients treated in hospitals because of this virus for a sum of 1,497 people.