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.
In New Brunswick, 17 new cases and two deaths were reported on Tuesday, while one case was identified in Nova Scotia.
In the west, Manitoba has reported just 92 new infections, in addition to seven deaths.
Saskatchewan has reported 248 cases and five deaths.
The Canadian toll was therefore increased by 5,194 cases and 100 deaths in midday, for a total of 673,375 cases and 17,084 deaths.
The situation in Canada:
Quebec: 232,624 cases (8,782 deaths)
Ontario: 222,023 cases (5,012 deaths)
Alberta: 112,091 cases (1,307 deaths)
British Columbia: 58,107 cases (1,010 deaths)
Manitoba: 26,540 cases (748 deaths)
Saskatchewan: 18,770 cases (204 deaths)
Nova Scotia: 1,534 cases (65 deaths)
New Brunswick: 817 cases (11 deaths)
Newfoundland and Labrador: 393 cases (4 deaths)
Nunavut: 266 cases (1 death)
Prince Edward Island: 102 cases
Yukon: 70 cases (1 death)
Northwest Territories: 24 cases
Canadian returnees: 13 cases
Total: 673,375 cases (17,084 deaths)