MONTREAL | Ontario and Quebec continued Saturday, increasing the death toll of the pandemic COVID-19, relating, respectively, 130 and 91 new cases.
Ontario currently has 36 594 infections and 2716 loss of life, far behind Quebec and its 56 407 sick and 5620 dead. Signs may be encouraging, the 91 additional cases reported Saturday by the Quebec mark a decline, after days of 100 cases Friday, and 137 cases on Thursday.
In total, 107 346 Canadians have contracted the COVID-19, 221 Saturday, and the disease has taken away 8773 people.
Caution during the holidays
As more and more Canadians travel to the country to enjoy their vacation, Dr. Howard Njoo, deputy chief of the public health agency of Canada, has reminded people to stay home if they have symptoms related to the disease coronavirus.
“Before you leave the house, watch your health, said Dr. Njoo. If you feel ill, cancel your travel plans, avoid contact with others, and consider consulting a health care professional.”
The public health agency of Canada invites the holiday makers to be vigilant during their travel, the situation-specific viruses that may be different to their place of destination of the one that prevails at home.
“If you go to the cottage or camping in a small community, be considerate to the residents of the locality by limiting interactions with them. Refuel, buy food and drinks before you head out to the cottage or the campground to limit the visits to the stores of the community”, added Dr. Njoo.
The situation in Canada:
- Québec: 56 407 cases (5620 deaths)
- Ontario: 36 594 cases (2716 deaths)
- Alberta: 8596 case (160 deaths)
- British Columbia: 3053 cases (187 deaths)
- Nova Scotia: 1066 cases (63 deaths)
- Saskatchewan: 815 cases (15 deaths)
- Manitoba: 325 cases (7 deaths)
- Newfoundland and Labrador: 262 cases (3 deaths)
- New Brunswick: 166 cases (2 deaths)
- Île-du-Prince-Édouard: 33 cases
- Yukon: 11
- The North-West territories: 5 cases
- Nunavut: 1 case
- Canadian returnees: 13 case
Total: 107 347 cases (8773 death)
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