Canada’s COVID-19 caseload is nearing the 200,000 mark, with the vast majority of new infections in Quebec this weekend.
Public well being officers reported 1,803 new circumstances throughout the nation as we speak, for a complete of 198,127.
Quebec accounted for 1,094 of these new circumstances, marking the third day in a row the province has had greater than 1,000 infections.
Quebec Well being Minister Christian Dube tweeted that the variety of hospitalizations within the province continues to rise and urged residents to “break the wave to gradual this down” and “defend probably the most weak.”
Ontario had the second-highest variety of new circumstances as we speak, with 658 reported, whereas Manitoba had 44.
New Brunswick posted 5 new circumstances and Nova Scotia had two, each of that are mentioned to be associated to journey outdoors Atlantic Canada.
Canada’s chief public well being officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, mentioned in an announcement that the nation should stay united “to get all of Canada again on a ‘gradual burn”’ and cut back circumstances of COVID-19 an infection “to manageable ranges.”
This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Oct. 18, 2020.