COVID-19 Cases Increased 40 Percent in Canada Over Past Seven Days

The number of daily COVID-19 cases reported in Canada increased 40 percent in the last week compared to the previous one, chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam said Wednesday. Canada’s average daily count of new COVID-19 cases hit 2,052 over the last seven days, nearly 10 times the low it reached last July, Tam said in a statement. The vast majority of new cases across Canada have been reported in Quebec and Ontario, which together account for some 80 percent of the country’s COVID-19 infections. There were some positive signs, however, in the data reported Wednesday by both provinces, although a continued rise in hospitalizations remained a concern. New cases in Quebec dropped to 900 after authorities reported more than 1,000 new daily infections for five consecutive days. New cases in Ontario rose from 548 Tuesday to 583 Wednesday, but a large number of recoveries meant that active cases …Read More