MONTREAL | Quebec and Ontario have continued to make progress on the pandemic of disease to the coronavirus in the country, Saturday, relating, respectively, 158 and 266 new infections.
In total, 31 992 Ontario, and 53 824 Quebecers have contracted the COVID-19 since the beginning of the health crisis.
The Province has also announced that 47 new deaths, for a total of 5195, while its neighbouring ontario has identified nine additional deaths, bringing the number of loss of life 2507.
British Columbia has announced the first death in more than a week, on Saturday, and 16 new confirmed cases, for a total of 168 dead and 2709 case.
For its part, Alberta has added 30 cases in her data, relating to 7346 death. No new deaths were recorded in this province of the West.
To date, 98 371 Canadians were declared positive and the disease has claimed 8105 of them.
As of Friday, more than 2 million screening tests COVID-19 have been made from one ocean to the other, for an average, during the last week, 33,000 tests a day. Two percent of them have been positive.
The administrative head of the public health agency of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam, recalled that on Saturday that wearing a mask is desirable in order to curb the pandemic.
“Canadians are more likely to wear a mask non-medical or cover-face in situations where it is difficult to keep a physical distance of two meters from each other”, she said.
“According to the results of a recent survey Light to be released on Tuesday, 51 % of Canadians wear a mask when they do their shopping, an increase of 8 % compared to the results from the survey conducted two weeks ago. This additional safeguard helps us to protect each other against infection in the regions where the COVID-19 is still active”, she added.
The situation in Canada
Quebec: 53 824 cases (5195 death)
Ontario: 31 992 cases (2507 deaths)
Alberta: 7346 cases (149 deaths)
British Columbia: 2709 cases (168 deaths)
Nova Scotia: 1062 cases (62 deaths)
Saskatchewan: 663 cases (13 deaths)
Manitoba: 301 cases (7 deaths)
Newfoundland and Labrador: 261 cases (3 deaths)
New Brunswick: 157 cases (1 death)
Île-du-Prince-Édouard: 27 cases
The North-West territories: 5 cases
Nunavut: 0 cases
Canadian returnees: 13 case
Total: 98 371 cases (8105 death)