- According to News’s COVID-19 tracker, Canada has surpassed two million confirmed COVID-19 cases since the outbreak began.
Official case number tallies were delayed over the weekend because some provinces and territories did not provide input data due to the holidays. On Monday, however, Ontario reported more than 9,400 cases for the fourth day in a row, and Quebec registered more than 8,000, pushing the country’s total to over two million.
On Monday afternoon, there were 159,431 active COVID-19 cases, 1,836,475 recovered cases, and 30,172 deaths. However, long lines and laboratory backlogs, as well as widely reported testing delays during the holiday season, suggest that determining the true scope of Canada’s COVID-19 caseload may take some time.
With the introduction of the highly transmissible Omicron variant, case numbers have skyrocketed across the country, necessitating restrictions and cancellations.
On Boxing Day, Quebec imposed a limit of six people or two household bubbles for private gatherings. In addition, Curling Canada canceled the Olympic mixed doubles on Sunday due to athletes testing positive for COVID-19. Several provinces have asked residents only to be tested if they are experiencing symptoms.
Quebec’s seven-day average has risen to 8,020 cases, with 1,469 active outbreaks recorded, while Ontario’s rolling seven-day average has risen to 7,550, up from 2,863 last week.
Source: CTV News
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