Quebec has been, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the most affected province in terms of the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus disease, but Ontario is on the way to overtaking it.
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Ontario reported 2,632 new cases and 46 deaths as of Thursday, bringing its toll so far to 247,564 infections and 5,614 deaths. Quebec for its part reported 1,624 cases and 66 fatalities, which means that since last March it has accumulated 248,860 cases and 9,273 deaths.
If La Belle Province is on the verge of leaving the leading position to its more populous neighbor for cumulative cases, it nevertheless remains in the lead, as we can see, in terms of the number of patients who were carried away by the virus.
Ontario Minister of Health Christine Eliott on Thursday announced $ 12 million to open additional beds and launch programs dedicated to the mental health of seniors. She said on Twitter that Toronto remains the hotbed of contamination in her province, with 897 new cases, ahead of the regions of Peel (+412), York (+245) and Ottawa (+162).
For his part, his Quebec counterpart Christian Dubé urged Quebecers not to lower their guard, while the curfew in force since January 9 seems to be starting to bear fruit.
“For the 1re times in three months, projections suggest a [diminution] of COVID-19 patients hospitalized, due to [baisse] cases in all regions. We must be careful with these data, because a [hausse] cases could change these projections, ”he said on Twitter.
The regions of Montreal (679 cases), Montérégie (254), Laval (145), Laurentides (134) and Lanaudière (102) remain under surveillance.
Other provinces have updated their data. This is particularly the case for Alberta (678 cases and 16 deaths) and British Columbia (564 and 15 deaths).
In the evening, Canada had a cumulative 731,450 cases (+5958) and 18,622 deaths (+156).
The situation in Canada:
- Quebec: 248,860 cases (9,273 deaths)
- Ontario: 247,564 cases (5,614 deaths)
- Alberta: 119,114 cases (1,500 deaths)
- British Columbia: 62,976 cases (1,119 deaths)
- Manitoba: 28,089 cases (793 deaths)
- Saskatchewan: 21,338 cases (239 deaths)
- Nova Scotia: 1,565 cases (65 deaths)
- New Brunswick: 1,057 cases (13 deaths)
- Newfoundland and Labrador: 397 cases (4 deaths)
- Nunavut: 266 cases (1 death)
- Prince Edward Island: 110 cases
- Yukon: 70 cases (1 death)
- Northwest Territories: 31 cases
- Canadian returnees: 13 cases
Total: 731,450 cases (18,622 deaths)