Canada added 4,992 new cases of new corona virus Four provinces on Saturday reported new highs for daily infections.
Health officials reported another 72 deaths caused by COVID-19, but only 45 deaths in the last 24 hours. To date, the total number of coronavirus infections in Canada is 325,409 and the number of deaths is 11,406. Since then 258,000 patients have recovered from the virus and 13,650,000 tests have been performed.
Saturday’s data only paints a limited snapshot of the virus that has spread throughout Canada, however, not all territories except Nunavut and British Columbia and PEI will release new COVID-19 numbers over the weekend.
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Health officials in New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta reported new day peaks in diagnoses, registering 23, 1,588, 439 and 1,336 new cases, respectively, as the country’s top physician again raised the alarm.
“Long-term care homes, composite living settings and native hospitals and communities are growing,” said Dr. Theresa Tom in a written statement.
“These developments are far-reaching, causing countless Canadians to become ill, causing serious disruption to health services and providing significant challenges to areas that are not adequately prepared to deal with complex medical emergencies.”
Those areas include the Fly du Lock First Nation fly-in community in northern Saskatchewan, which reported 63 COVID-19 cases on Saturday – 55 of them active.
About 1,000 people call the remote community home, and more than 300 are told to isolate themselves.
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Saskatchewan Premier Scott Mo called 439 new cases “highly relevant” in his province on Saturday, adding a seven-day average to new daily cases at a peak of 203.
Nunavut registers an increase in new COVID-19 cases, though not higher than the highest one day.
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There were 25 new cases in the territory on Saturday, including 22 impressive Arviat and three Whale Cove.
There are 107 active infections in the territory, which confirmed its first case two weeks ago.
People entering the Northwest Territories and the Yukon need another 14 days of self-segregation, while a provincial public health order in NC prohibits social gatherings of any size in private homes except between members of the one “core bubble”.
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Elsewhere, the number of cases in Atlantic Canada increased, with Nova Scotia reporting eight new cases on Saturday, raising the number of active infections to 33, while Newfoundland and Labrador reported five new cases for a total of 18 infections operational.
There are now 8,012 active infections in Manitoba, of which 385 are new cases and 10 have died. The province has for weeks recorded the highest per capita rate of new infections in Canada.
Addressing members of the Progressive Conservative Party at a meeting, Premier Brian Polyester was put on the defense on Saturday, saying “every province west of Nova Scotia has had the highest number in the past few days, including Manitoba . ”
“It’s not fruitful to try to make the political argument that the Manitoba government lost the boat when everyone in the Western world is currently under attack – if it’s right, it’s not,” he said.
Alberta reported 1,336 new COVID-19 cases daily, with 9 deaths on Saturday
There were 1,189 new cases and 32 deaths in Québec, five of which occurred on the last day, while 646 were in hospital.
Alberta set a new one-day record for new infections on the third day with 1,336 cases on Saturday. Officials said the high casualties damaged the health care system and overwhelmed contact tracking efforts, as public health workers were unaware of where most of the 11,274 active infections in the province were infected.
Ontario added another 1,588 virus cases on Saturday, setting a new one-day record for new infections. The new data comes amid serious restrictions in some areas of the province that will be implemented on Monday.
A further 21 deaths were reported by health officials, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 102,378 and the death toll to 3,472.
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If Canadians do not severely restrict their connections in a bid to curb coverage, the rising numbers will come a day after the new federal modeling shows that COVID-19’s daily highs can reach 20,000 nationwide.
Tom reported 52,739 active infections nationwide, with an average of 71 deaths each day between November 13 and 19 and 1,840 in hospital.
The increase “puts pressure on local healthcare resources and forces hospitals to make critical decisions to abolish practices and electoral procedures in many areas,” he said in a statement.
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Worldwide, the number of virus cases exceeds 57,365,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. On Saturday, 1,368,000 people were infected with the virus, leading to outbreaks and deaths in the US, Brazil and India.
– With files from Global News