The number of new cases of COVID-19 fell on Friday, both in Ontario and Quebec, where the tougher measures imposed in recent weeks seem to be bearing fruit. The variants of the coronavirus disease, however, continue to fuel the fears of the authorities.
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Ontario, which invites its citizens to stay at home, recorded 1,837 additional infections, down more than 250 from the jump recorded the day before. The country’s most populous province has reported 58 more deaths. To date, it has accumulated 264,300 patients and 6,072 fatalities. As of Thursday, 69,040 Ontarians received a blood sample and 10,215 were vaccinated.
Toronto alone has 595 new infections, ahead of Peel (295 cases) and York (170) regions.
In Quebec, 1295 new contaminations and 50 deaths were noted on Friday, bringing the toll to 259,993 cases and 9,717 deaths. Hospitalizations fell from 47, to 1,217, as three fewer people require acute care, to 209.
Montreal added 537 cases to its portrait, ahead of Montérégie (216 cases), Laval (108) and Quebec (67 cases).
La Belle Province tested more than 38,000 people on Thursday and administered 3,047 doses of the vaccine.
“We used 99% of the doses received in Quebec. We should receive the next federal deliveries next week, that is, 18,000 doses of Pfizer and 40,000 of Moderna, ”Minister of Health and Social Services Christian Dubé indicated on Twitter.
Among the provinces that updated their figures on Friday, highlight Saskatchewan (328 cases and 7 deaths), Manitoba (157 cases and 3 deaths) and New Brunswick (16 cases).
In the evening, Canada had accumulated 769,736 cases (+3638) and 19,782 deaths (+118) since the start of the health crisis.
The situation in Canada
- Ontario: 264,300 cases (6,072 deaths)
- Quebec: 259,993 cases (9,717 deaths)
- Alberta: 122,821 cases (1,606 deaths)
- British Columbia: 66,265 cases (1,184 deaths)
- Manitoba: 29,280 cases (823 deaths)
- Saskatchewan: 23,366 cases (292 deaths)
- Nova Scotia: 1,577 cases (65 deaths)
- New Brunswick: 1,218 cases (17 deaths)
- Newfoundland and Labrador: 408 cases (4 deaths)
- Nunavut: 283 cases (1 death)
- Prince Edward Island: 111 cases
- Yukon: 70 cases (1 death)
- Northwest Territories: 31 cases
- Canadian returnees: 13 cases
Total: 769,736 cases (19,782 deaths)