Canada : Staggering Increase Of Covid-19 Cases

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The number of new COVID-19 infections in Quebec reached 12,833 — another record number. With this, the total number of people infected has risen to 559,270.

The Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) reports that two other days have seen more than 10,000 cases since the outbreak began: Dec. 22 and Dec. 23.

A total of 11,692 deaths have been confirmed by the health officials of the province. Quebec now has a positivity rate of 26.8% and a seven-day average of 9,133. The province currently has 1,468 active outbreaks.

Quebec’s health care professionals administered 59,691 additional doses of vaccine, bringing the province’s total to 15,005,169.

Ontario health officials have confirmed 8,825 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, though no information was released on how many tests were performed or the vaccination status of those infected.

As of Tuesday, the average number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario reported over the past seven days is 8,318, according to the data.

Christine Elliott, health minister, said there are 491 people in hospital with COVID-19, up 11 patients from Monday. She also said 187 people are being treated in the intensive care unit, up from 176. During the past 24 hours, seven more deaths related to COVID-19 were reported, according to data released by Public Health Ontario. Ontario has seen 715,405 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus since the outbreak began, including 10,168 deaths and 634,846 recoveries.

Alberta reported 1,625 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday after testing around 11,800 people. This gives the province a pandemic positivity rate of approximately 13.6%. The previous high was 13.44 %, reached on May 2, 2021.

On Tuesday, Manitoba reported 825 COVID-19 cases, setting a new daily record for the province. This brings the active case count to 6,546.

The Winnipeg Health Region reported 521 new cases, followed by the Prairie Mountain Health Region with 119, the Southern Health Region reported 113, the Interlake-Eastern Health Region reported 62 and the Northern Health Region reported 10.

On Friday, British Columbia‘s government announced more than 2,000 new cases of COVID-19, breaking the province’s all-time record for a fourth day. British Columbia’s Ministry of Health reported 2,441 new infections on Christmas Eve, pushing its seven-day average to an all-time high of 1,403 infections per day.

Case numbers have risen dramatically across the province since Dec. 13, going from 349 to 2,441 in just under two weeks. A total of 1,613 Omicron cases were confirmed in the province as of Friday, an increase from the 975 cases reported on Thursday.

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