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COVID-19: Sharp increase in deaths in Ontario

New cases of COVID-19 remained very high in Quebec and Ontario on Wednesday, while the latter province saw its number of deaths linked to the disease jump.

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In Quebec, the number of new cases has climbed by 2,071 for a total of 234,695 people infected since the start of the pandemic. With 35 additional deaths, the daily toll has lightened compared to the last few days. It should also be noted that among these 35 deaths, 7 occurred in the last 24 hours, 23 between January 6 and 11, 4 before January 6 and 1 on an unknown date. In addition, two deaths were deducted from the total balance sheet since they were not attributable to this coronavirus. The total number of deaths in Quebec due to this disease is therefore 8,815.

In Ontario, the death toll nearly doubled Wednesday from the previous day with 74 dead. This is the fifth highest daily total since the start of the crisis. The country’s most populous province has recorded a total of 5,127 deaths and 224,984 people infected. On Wednesday, 2,961 new cases were identified.

Ontario officials predicted on Tuesday that around 100 deaths a day would soon become a reality if the spread was not quickly curbed.

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