Nearly 300 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Canada, on Wednesday, while ads of déconfinement stole the show in Ontario and the Atlantic provinces
Struggling with outbreaks in agricultural areas, Ontario has displayed the most heavy balance sheet, with 163 new cases, while Quebec reported 53 infections additional.
Thus, more than 102 242 people have been infected officially, by the new coronavirus in the country.
In parallel, 30 additional deaths have been reported from one ocean to the other, either a in British Columbia, 12 in Ontario, and 17 in Quebec, bringing the total number of losses of life related to the COVID at 8484 since the beginning of the pandemic.
The total number of people infected in Quebec is 54 937 and there were 5441 death. In Ontario, the neighbouring province, the balance sheet is 34 016 cases 2631 deaths.
Déconfinement to honor
This has not stopped the Ontario to move forward with the continuation of the economic recovery. On Wednesday, Toronto and the region of Peel were able to join the rest of the province in phase 2 of the déconfinement, with the re-opening of the terraces of the restaurants, buying centres and services of hygiene, such as hair salons.
The city of Windsor and its surrounding area will be able to follow the movement as early as Thursday. Only the towns of Leamington and Kingsville, where the majority of the outbreaks in agricultural areas, will remain confined to the phase 1 of the recovery plan.
The question of the outbreaks on the farms of the south-western Ontario, where hundreds of foreign workers have contracted the virus, including three Mexicans who have succumbed to the COVID-19, continued to hold the attention Wednesday.
The province is committed to accelerating the screening on the workplace. Already, some 350 employees and asymptomatic carriers have been identified since the last week through this program.
For its part, the canadian Federation of agriculture has called on the producers to comply with the guidelines of the public health and to raise awareness among their employees.
Bubble of the Atlantic
For their part, the four eastern provinces of Canada have announced that they will form a “bubble of the Atlantic” within which their citizens will be able to cross provincial borders without having to quarantine them.
This measure will come into force on Friday, July 3 next.
The COVID-19 to country
- Québec: 54 937 cases (5441 death)
- Ontario: 34 016 cases (2631)
- Alberta: 7825 cases (153 deaths)
- British Columbia: 2849 case (171 deaths)
- Nova Scotia: 1061 cases (63 deaths)
- Saskatchewan: 757 cases (13 deaths)
- Manitoba: 315 cases (7 deaths)
- Newfoundland and Labrador: 261 cases (3 deaths)
- New Brunswick: 165 cases (2 deaths)
- Île-du-Prince-Édouard: 27 cases
- Yukon: 11
- The North-West territories: 5 cases
- Canadian returnees: 13 case
Total: 102 242 cases (8484 death)