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The number of COVID-19 cases in Canada increased by 1,000 in a single day

The number of COVID-19 cases in Canada has increased by more than 1,000 cases in a single day. As of March 31, the country is reporting 8,505 cases — up from just over 7,000 cases on March 30.

Quebec reported an additional 732 cases between Monday and Tuesday, increasing the provincial total to 4,162 cases.

Ontario is currently reporting 1,966 cases of COVID-19, British Columbia has 970, Alberta has 690, Saskatchewan has 184, Newfoundland has 152, Nova Scotia has 147, Manitoba has 103, New Brunswick has 70, P.E.I has 21, Yukon has five and the Northwest Territories has one.

Of that number, 1162 Canadians have recovered and 100 Canadians have lost their lives.

Despite Canada implementing steep fines and jail time for returning travellers who refuse to stay home, 75 per cent of Canadian travellers have confessed that they're not self-isolating to government standards, which could be contributing to the growing spread.

Health officials continue to urge all Canadians to stay home, but with the drastic increase in COVID-19 cases, healthcare workers are now preparing for what some have described as a "war zone."

Canada is investing $2 billion in personal protective equipment for healthcare workers, and the country has massively scaled up efforts to find a treatment for the virus.

If the number of COVID-19 cases in Canada continues on its current trajectory (i.e. cases doubling every 3-5 days), the country could have as many as 32,000 cases by next Tuesday.

So, please, Canada: listen to the advice of our national treasure Ryan Reynolds and stay home.

Lead photo by

Renato Gizzi

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