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Canada experiences highest daily COVID-19 cases in months

Canada has been hit by the biggest single day rise in new COVID-19 cases since May 29.

As the country continues to drive forward with the re-opening process this week, new data from Worldometers reported 786 new positive cases of the virus on Monday, July 20.

The last time cases were higher than that figure was on May 29, when 906 positive results were reported.

The increase come as many parts of the country reported seeing individual spikes.

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Daily new cases in Canada. Image via Worldometers.

Over the past weekend,  102 new cases were confirmed in B.C., despite the region having one of the lowest infection rates and case counts in North America.

Elsewhere, the province of Alberta is seeing the highest daily increases in active COVID-19 cases since April. 

For the past week, Quebec has reported more than 100 new cases of COVID-19 each day, up from fewer than 100 per day in late June and early July.

Meanwhile, Ontario’s political leaders revealed that more than 55 per cent of all new cases of COVID-19 reported in the province on Monday were among people under age 39.

The World Health Organization advises that people can reduce their chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions, such as regularly and thoroughly cleaning their hands, avoiding crowded places and self-isolating if they experience even minor symptoms of the virus like a cough or a mild fever. 

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