COVID-19: A few more cases in Quebec and Ontario

Cases varied upwards in Quebec and Ontario on Wednesday, but there is no risk in the remainder.

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La Belle County recorded 288 additional infections — 80 more than the day before — as well as five deaths, all of which occurred before May 31. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 370,815 Quebecers have contracted the coronavirus and 11,138 of them have died.

Cases jumped significantly in Montreal on Wednesday, rising from 35 to 99 within 24 hours, according to public health data. We are also talking about increases in Laurentians (11 to 26 cases), in Laval (11 to 20 cases), in Capitale-Nationale (9 to 15 cases) and in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (5 to 17 cases). On the other hand, infections decreased in Istria (28 to 16 cases) and in Monterrey (34 to 27 cases).

The number of hospitalizations is decreasing (340, -14), as is the number of patients requiring acute care (77, -9).

As of May 31, 27,305 people have been screened and 67,165 doses of the vaccine were administered on Tuesday, as well as 3,682 doses prior to June 1, for a grand total of 5,719,839 doses. Including doses received outside Quebec, so far 5,727,540 Quebec residents have rolled a wrap to be vaccinated.

In Ontario, there were fewer than 1,000 daily cases for the third day in a row. There is talk of a slight increase on Wednesday, with 733 infections compared to 699 the day before. Twenty-five deaths make the overall picture bleak, which shows a total of 532,891 patients in 15 months and 8,791 deaths.

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Toronto (173 cases), Peel (134 cases), York (69 cases) and Hamilton (66 cases) are the areas hardest hit by new cases.

In Manitoba, where the COVID-19 situation has been a concern for several weeks, 267 new infections – three of which were removed after investigation – were added, along with six more deaths. Of these new cases, the capital, Winnipeg, alone has 198, with a five-day positive rate of 12.9%. That’s a much higher number of infections than more populous cities like Toronto and Montreal.

Atlantic provinces, Newfoundland and Labrador (17 cases) and New Brunswick (12 cases) also updated their data.

As of the afternoon, Canada had 1,384,528 cumulative cases (+1317) and 25,602 deaths (+36).

The situation in Canada

  • Ontario: 532,891 (8,791 deaths)
  • Quebec: 370,815 cases (11,138 deaths)
  • Alberta: 227,718 cases (2,228 deaths)
  • British Columbia: 144,473 cases (1,703 deaths)
  • Manitoba: 51,580 cases (1,062 deaths)
  • Saskatchewan: 46,834 cases (540 deaths)
  • Nova Scotia: 5,579 cases (85 deaths)
  • New Brunswick: 2,227 cases (43 deaths)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: 1,334 cases (6 deaths)
  • Nunavut: 648 cases (4 deaths)
  • Prince Edward Island: 204 cases
  • Northwest Territories: 128 cases
  • Yukon: 84 cases (two deaths)
  • Canadian returnees: 13 cases
  • Total: 1,384,528 cases (25,602 deaths)

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