The revival of the pandemic in the provinces of the West and centre of the country has enjoyed a lull on Wednesday, while the number of new cases has declined in Quebec and Ontario.
To 14 h, the country offered, from the Atlantic to Manitoba, 316 new infections, as usual mainly concentrated in the two most populous provinces of Canada, for a total of 112 015 positive tests reported to date. In addition, six deaths were added, for a total of 8863 since the beginning of the pandemic.
The balance sheets of the three provinces in the west were always expected to be in mid-day.
After its worst day in a month and a half Tuesday, the Quebec bounced back on Wednesday, announcing that 142 people are infected by SARS-CoV-2. This number remains approximately two times higher than two weeks ago, a period when the Province was perceived as a very rarely over 100 cases per day.
State of emergency at will
Ontario also has known a far better day. After having crossed the milestone of 200 Tuesday’s event, the province has listed 165, Wednesday, a number that remains higher than the data recorded in the last week.
Beyond the numbers, however, it is the return of the progressive conservative caucus a member who held the attention Wednesday in Ontario.
In effect, the member Belinda Karahalios has been ejected from the caucus by the prime minister, Doug Ford after she had voted against an emergency law on the COVID-19 would allow the government to extend the state of emergency without going through the legislative Assembly.
Ms. Karahalios said he voted against the measure because it considers the latter as undemocratic. The prime minister, for his part, has argued that it cannot afford to wait “three weeks” to remind the legislative Assembly to adopt regulations “critical” to protect the health of Ontarians.
The situation in Canada:
Québec: 57 938 cases (5662 death)
Ontario: 38 107 cases (2755 death)
Alberta: 9728 cases (172 deaths)
British Columbia: 3328 cases (189 deaths)
Nova Scotia: 1067 cases (63 deaths)
Saskatchewan: 970 cases (15 deaths)
Manitoba: 374 cases (7 deaths)
Newfoundland and Labrador: 264 cases (3 deaths)
New Brunswick: 170 cases (2 deaths)
Île-du-Prince-Édouard: 36 cases
The North-West territories: 5 cases
Nunavut: 2 cases
Canadian returnees: 13 case
Total: 112 015 cases (8863 death)