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Canada adds 1,454 COVID-19 cases as diagnoses soar in Ontario, Quebec

Canada adds 1,454 COVID-19 cases as diagnoses soar in Ontario, Quebec
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Canada reported 1,454 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, raising the country’s total number of COVID-19 infections to 152,971.

The new data marks the country’s highest daily increase in cases since since May 8, which saw the total grow by 1,515 cases.

Another six deaths were announced by health authorities on Sunday, bringing Canada’s total fatalities from the virus to 9,268. To date, a total of 131,098 patients have recovered from the virus and more than 8.4 million tests have also been administered.

Sunday’s data only shows a limited snapshot of the virus’ spread across Canada, as all territories and some provinces — P.E.I., B.C. and Alberta — don’t provide updated case figures on the weekend.

2/4 Surges in #COVID19 cases, leading to increases in hospitalisations can quickly overwhelm public health and healthcare system resources in localized areas, while increasing the likelihood of spread to more areas.

In a statement Sunday, Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam continued to raise concern over Canada’s rising daily case figures and increase in hospitalizations.

“Surges in COVID-19 cases, leading to increases in hospitalizations can quickly overwhelm public health and healthcare system resources in localized areas, while increasing the likelihood of spread to more areas,” read Tam’s statement.

“Every effort to (decrease) the number, duration and closeness of in-person encounters makes a big difference to reduce the COVID-19 infection rate in our communities, considering every person we encounter (equals) a network of contacts.”
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