COVID-19: More than 300 new cases, youth in the crosshairs

COVID-19: Plus de 300 nouveaux cas, les jeunes dans la mire

Young people are more than ever in the crosshairs of the instances of public health of the canadian provinces, while the number of new cases of COVID-19 is stuck on a plateau in the country, or even back in places.

At the end of Tuesday, Canada had 331 patients with the COVID-19, mostly in Quebec, Ontario and Alberta, for a total of 108 486 case to this day. Eight deaths have also been reported, including five in Quebec, for a total of 8798 Canadians who lost their lives after having contracted the virus.

Once again, Quebec has announced over a hundred new cases (+109), a major trend during the last week. However, the previous week, the Province had taken this course once in ten days.

The screening clinics in the Montérégie and Montreal dérougissaient not, on Tuesday, after the appeal several times to the customers of the bars to go get tested. Many young people have responded to the call and were able to be observed in the queues of the metropolis.

Rebound in Alberta

Quebec is not alone in having to manage outbreaks due to holidays and the resumption of the nightlife. Alberta, which has listed 86 new cases in 24 hours, as well as two deaths, has to deal with a revival of the pandemic, the province has accumulated 780 infections in two weeks.

According to the chief medical officer of Alberta, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, 57 % of new cases involve people under the age of 40 years.

“The prime minister [Jason Kenney] and I are concerned about the recent increase in the number of cases that we observe, and the average age is lower people infected by the virus,” said Dr. Jinshaw in a press briefing, saying that she fears that Albertans continue to listen to the recommendations of the public health.

Previously, the British Columbia was also linked to outbreaks of feasts held on the occasion of Canada day.

Stable in Ontario

For its part, Ontario has launched a balance sheet very similar to those of the past few days, with 111 new infections and a death of more.

The City of Toronto has however called for help Tuesday, so that it was facing a shortfall of 1.35 billion dollars.

Elsewhere in the country, the province of Manitoba has put an end to 13 consecutive days without a case with the announcement of five positive tests in one shot.

Ironically, prime minister Brian Pallister was chosen on Tuesday to launch a campaign of tourism to encourage Manitobans, but Canadians elsewhere in the country, to visit the Prairie province.

“We know that we can’t continue to live in fear. That said, we have to be responsible, while releasing the health rules,” argued Mr. Pallister.

The situation in Canada

  • Québec: 56 730 cases (5633 fatalities)
  • Ontario: 36 950 case (2723 deaths)
  • Alberta: 8826 case (163 deaths)
  • Bc: 3115 case (189 deaths)
  • Nova Scotia: 1066 cases (63 deaths)
  • Saskatchewan: 876 cases (15 deaths)
  • Manitoba: 330 cases (7 deaths)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: 262 cases (3 deaths)
  • New Brunswick: 167 cases (2 deaths)
  • Île-du-Prince-Édouard: 36 cases
  • Yukon: 11
  • The North-West territories: 5 cases
  • Nunavut: 0 cases
  • Canadian returnees: 13 case
  • Total: 108 486 cases (8798 death)
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