The epidemiological situation continued to improve quietly in Quebec on Sunday, while continuing to sink in Ontario, indicate the most recent data from these two provinces.
The most populous province in the country first announced that it had identified 3,422 new COVID-19 infections in its territory in the last 24 hours. This is the highest toll in Ontario in eight days and that number comes at odds with the progress the province made during the week, as it managed to drop below 3,000 cases on three occasions .
Meanwhile, Ontario has reported 69 additional deaths. The number of people hospitalized (1,570) decreased, but the number of occupied intensive care beds (395) remained about the same.
For its part, Quebec has counted 1,744 new contaminations and 50 more deaths, thus reporting its most encouraging record since mid-December. Hospitalizations (1460, -14), including in intensive care (215, -12), were also down for a third day in a row.
However, these data could turn out to be partly misleading since some cases were not transmitted to Public Health by the laboratories. “The situation will be restored during the day and the next update will include cases not reported today,” said the Ministry of Health.
“Let’s be careful with the number of cases recorded yesterday (weekend), it is still too early to speak of a downward trend. We must continue our efforts, because the battle is not yet won ”, warned the Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, on his Twitter account.
The situation in Canada:
- Quebec: 243,714 cases (9,055 deaths)
- Ontario: 237,786 cases (5,409 deaths)
- Alberta: 116,087 cases (1,417 deaths)
- British Columbia: 60,117 cases (1,047 deaths)
- Manitoba: 27,322 cases (761 deaths)
- Saskatchewan: 19,715 cases (210 deaths)
- Nova Scotia: 1,554 cases (65 deaths)
- New Brunswick: 911 cases (12 deaths)
- Newfoundland and Labrador: 395 cases (4 deaths)
- Nunavut: 266 cases (1 death)
- Prince Edward Island: 104 cases
- Yukon: 70 cases (1 death)
- Northwest Territories: 25 cases
- Canadian returnees: 13 cases
- Total: 707,079 cases (17,982 deaths)