After a drop in cases in Ontario in recent days, the country’s most populous province reported more than 2,000 cases on Thursday, up 400 infections from the previous day.
Ontario has recorded 2,093 new cases of COVID-19 and 56 more deaths, bringing the total to date to 262,463 infections and 6,014 fatalities.
Testing nearly 65,000 Ontarians, the province reported the most cases in Toronto (700), ahead of the regions of Peel (331), York (228) and Niagara (123). The COVID-19 variants continue to worry the government of Premier Doug Ford.
For its part, Quebec has recorded 1,368 additional contaminations and 37 deaths on Thursday, for a total so far of 258,698 cases and 9,667 deaths.
Hospitalizations are down by 26 in Quebec, but 1,264 people still occupy a bed. People requiring acute care are also down from 9 to 212.
“Hospital projections: the [baisse] observed last week could continue for the next 3 weeks. Although an exceedance is unlikely, a [hausse] of cases would weaken this trend. We must therefore maintain our efforts to avoid a [augmentation] hospitalizations, ”Minister of Health and Social Services Christian Dubé said on Twitter.
Note also that Quebec conducted 36,733 tests on Wednesday and administered 3,767 doses of vaccine.
At the end of the day, Canada had a total of 766,103 cases (+4,872) and 19,664 deaths (+130).
The situation in Canada:
- Ontario: 262,463 cases (6,014 deaths)
- Quebec: 258,698 cases (9,667 deaths)
- Alberta: 122,821 cases (1,606 deaths)
- British Columbia: 66,265 cases (1,184 deaths)
- Manitoba: 29,128 cases (821 deaths)
- Saskatchewan: 23,038 cases (285 deaths)
- Nova Scotia: 1,576 cases (65 deaths)
- New Brunswick: 1,202 cases (16 deaths)
- Newfoundland and Labrador: 404 cases (4 deaths)
- Nunavut: 283 cases (1 death)
- Prince Edward Island: 110 cases
- Yukon: 70 cases (1 death)
- Northwest Territories: 31 cases
- Canadian returnees: 13 cases
Total: 766,103 cases (19,664 deaths)