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In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today:

“There have been 121,889 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 9,024 deaths. 89% of people have now recovered. Labs across Canada have tested 4,741,146 people for COVID-19 to date. Over the past week, an average of 43,000 people were tested daily, with 0.9% testing positive. Over the last several weeks, national daily case counts have ranged between 350 to 500 cases, with over 380 cases being reported daily during the most recent 7 days.

As public health authorities and all Canadians continue with efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, we are closely monitoring disease activity indicators such as daily case counts, number of cases hospitalised and percentage of people testing positive. Presently, our efforts indicate that we are keeping COVID-19 spread under manageable control but the virus is still circulating in Canada and we must not let down our guard.

COVID-19 can be a severe illness. Hospitalisation status is available for over 81,000 (67%) of the cases reported to date in Canada indicating that just over 11,000 (14%) people developed severe illness requiring hospitalization and close to 2,300 (20%) of hospitalized patients were admitted to critical care. More detailed information is available through national hospital-based surveillance systems, indicating that persons with more severe illness were admitted to hospital on average 5 days after symptom onset. Duration of hospital stay increases with age, with individuals aged 60 years and older staying in hospital for an average of 16 days. Older individuals and those with underlying medical conditions are at highest risk of hospitalization and severe outcomes due to COVID-19. More than half of hospitalised cases are over the age of 70 years and 85% of hospitalised cases had one or more underlying medical conditions.

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Red alert level expected to bring new coronavirus restrictions for Montreal and Quebec City – Global News

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Quebec is reporting 750 new infections of the novel coronavirus Monday as the pandemic once again takes hold in the province.

The caseload stands at 72,651, which is the highest in Canada. There have been more than 61,000 recoveries to date.

One additional death linked to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, was also reported but authorities say the date it occurred is unknown.

The health crisis has killed 5,826 Quebecers since March.

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The number of hospitalizations decreased by four on Monday to 212.

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Of those patients, 37 are in intensive care, a decline of four from the previous day.

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Quebec conducted 17,310 tests on Saturday, the latest day for which that information is available. To date, 2,278,145 tests have been given.


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Ontario records highest number of new COVID-19 cases yet – 680 News

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Ontario is reporting 700 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death on Monday.

  • The province confirmed 491 COVID-19 cases on Sunday.
  • More than 41,100 tests have been completed.
  • 331 cases are resolved.
  • 344 new cases are in Toronto, 104 new cases are in Peel, 89 in Ottawa, and 56 cases in York Region.
  • 60% of the new cases are in people under the age of 40.

This record number of new COVID-19 cases comes the same day GTA casinos reopen after six months.

Ontario announced new restrictions on Friday in efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 that now see strip clubs closed, and new regulations for bars and restaurants.

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