The number of COVID-19 cases in Canada is now over 3,400, with eight new deaths announced Wednesday for a total of 36 in the country.
In his most recent report, the Premier of Quebec, François Legault, reported a total of 1339 cases with six deaths and 35 people in intensive care. This is a further major increase of 326 cases for La Belle Province, which had 1,013 cases 24 hours earlier.
This new assessment also means that two people have lost their lives in Quebec due to the pandemic since Tuesday.
Ontario has also reported 100 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 688, as well as five new deaths.
The toll has therefore increased with the addition of a hundred cases in the most populous province of the country. This would be the largest daily increase in cases in Ontario since the onset of the health crisis.
More than twenty of these new cases are linked to recent trips to countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, Peru, Spain, among others.
In the late afternoon, Ontario also confirmed that it had recorded five deaths on its territory during the day, including only three in Toronto.
In addition, there were 10,489 Ontarians awaiting their results as of Wednesday.
In British Columbia, 42 new cases were identified on Wednesday, for a total of 659 since the start of the pandemic.
In addition, an 11th death was recorded at the Lynn Valley senior care center, heavily affected by the coronavirus. The province has a total of 14 deaths due to the pandemic.
Another residence, that of Haro Park in Vancouver, is also in the crosshairs of the health authorities. In this establishment, 28 residents and 27 workers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to date.
Newfoundland and Labrador reported the largest percentage increase in the country, with the number of cases nearly doubling from 35 Tuesday to 67 Wednesday.
Two thirds of the patients registered on the island of Newfoundland were probably infected after going to the funeral home Caul, specified the public health of the province. Anyone who visited this St. John’s establishment between March 15 and March 17 must stay in isolation at home.
Significant increases also attracted attention in the Prairies, especially in Manitoba where there are now 35 infected patients, 15 more than the previous day. Saskatchewan also reported 14 new cases (86 in total) and Alberta reported 61 new patients (419 in total).
Nationwide, there were 3,409 patients infected with coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, including those who died and those who recovered from the disease.
According to Health Canada, nearly 120,000 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Canada so far, or nearly 10,000 a day.
British Columbia: 659
Nova Scotia: 68
Newfoundland and Labrador: 67
New Brunswick: 26
Prince Edward Island: 5
Northwest Territories: 1
Canadian returnees: 13
British Columbia: 14
Abroad: 1 (Japan)