After 11 months of health crisis, the most populous province in Canada, Ontario, has finally overtaken Quebec in the number of cumulative cases of COVID-19.
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Ontario, with a population of 14.6 million, recorded 2,359 new infections and 52 deaths on Saturday, bringing its data to date to 252,585 sick and 5,753 dead.
Quebec, with a population of 8.5 million people, reported 1,685 contaminations and 76 fatalities on Saturday, reaching a total of 252,176 cases and 9,437 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Hospitalizations in La Belle Province fell by 43 on Saturday to a total of 1,383, but four more people are in intensive care, or 216 people.
“In recent days, [hospitalisations] are in [baisse], but they still remain high and hospitals continue to load shedding. Let us continue our efforts to make [reculer] the cases, which will make it possible to [diminuer] the [hospitalisations]Minister of Health and Social Services Christian Dubé posted on Twitter.
New Brunswick announced 17 more cases, for a total of 1,104. Saskatchewan and Manitoba, respectively, reported 274 and 216 new cases. The two western provinces also have three more deaths each.
As of afternoon, Canada had 741,958 cases and 18,962 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
The situation in Canada
- Ontario: 252,585 cases (5,753 deaths)
- Quebec: 252,176 cases (9,437 deaths)
- Alberta: 119,757 cases (1,512 deaths)
- British Columbia: 63,484 cases (1,128 deaths)
- Manitoba: 28,476 cases (798 deaths)
- Saskatchewan: 21,917 cases (250 deaths)
- Nova Scotia: 1,570 cases (65 deaths)
- New Brunswick: 1,104 cases (13 deaths)
- Newfoundland and Labrador: 398 cases (4 deaths)
- Nunavut: 267 cases (1 death)
- Prince Edward Island: 110 cases
- Yukon: 70 cases (1 death)
- Northwest Territories: 31 cases
- Canadian returnees: 13 cases
- Total: 741,958 cases (18,962 deaths)