MONTREAL | Some 641 new cases and 139 deaths additional related to the COVID-19 were recognized Thursday at the country and the authorities point to a slowdown of the spread of the virus.
In this case, the number of new cases has continued its downward trend in Quebec, with 259 new cases in the last 24 hours, such that 52 143 people have been infected by the new coronavirus.
However, the province is the one that has contributed most to the sad number of deaths, with 91 additional deaths, including 26 new deaths are in addition to the 65 deaths that occurred before 28 may.
In total, Quebec has 4885 loss of life since the beginning of the health crisis.
In Ontario, the authorities have confirmed 45 new deaths on Thursday, bringing to 2357 the number of dead. The number of infections has reached 29 403 cases.
The province has also announced the appointment of a special advisor for the creation of the Platform of health data. He is the former minister of the federal liberal Jane Philpott. The new tool should help researchers to detect the COVID-19, make plans about it and react to it.
First death in New Brunswick
In New Brunswick, the public health authorities announced Thursday a first death. He is an octogenarian, a resident of the Manor house of the Valley of Atholville where an outbreak has occurred. The province has up to now 136 cases of the COVID-19.
“Like all the people of New Brunswick, I welcomed the news of our first death due to the COVID-19 with profound sadness,” said the prime minister Blaine Higgs.
The pandemic of COVID-19 has generated 93 726 cases in the country since the beginning of the crisis and 7637 death. Several provinces and territories have not, however, recorded deaths. This is the case for the Île-du-Prince-Édouard (27 cases), Yukon (11 cases), northwest Territories (5 cases) and of Nunavut, which has not reported any cases.
Moreover, the public health authorities in the country reported Thursday a slowdown in the growth of the epidemic in all age groups.
COVID-19: the situation in Canada
- Québec: 52 143 cases (4885 deaths)
- Ontario: 29 403 cases (2357 deaths)
- Alberta: 7091 case (146 deaths)
- British Columbia: 2632 cases (166 deaths)
- Nova Scotia: 1058 cases (61 deaths)
- Saskatchewan: 648 cases (11 deaths)
- Manitoba: 298 cases (7 deaths)
- Newfoundland and Labrador: 261 cases (3 deaths)
- New Brunswick: 136 cases (1 death)
- Île-du-Prince-Édouard: 27 cases
- Yukon: 11
- The North-West territories: 5 cases
- Nunavut: 0 cases
- Canadian returnees: 13 case
Total: 93 726 (7637 death)