COVID-19: Ontario exceeds 5,000 death mark

COVID-19: Ontario exceeds 5,000 death mark

The COVID-19 epidemic is not slowing down in Ontario, which again passed the milestone of 3,000 new daily cases on Monday, in addition to reaching the 5,000 death mark.

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The province recorded 3,338 new infections, which is less than the previous day’s record of 3,945 cases, but it still represents an eighth day in a row with more than 3,000 additional cases daily. A total of 219,120 people have been infected with this coronavirus in the country’s most populous province. With 1,563 people hospitalized with COVID-19, Ontario has reached a new high. Of these, 387 are in intensive care.

Once again, the epicenter of the pandemic in Ontario is in Toronto and parts of the south of the province.

High number of deaths in Quebec

In Quebec, the number of people newly infected has declined, with 1,869 new cases on Monday. However, deaths remained high with 51 fatalities linked to COVID-19 on Monday.

A total of 230,690 people have been declared carriers of this coronavirus in Quebec since the start of the crisis and 8,737 have died from it.

There are 56 more people than the day before who are hospitalized, including eight more in intensive care, for a total of 1,436 (211 people in intensive care).

About 8,400 doses of vaccine were administered Sunday, for a total of 92,452 doses in Quebec.

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