These are the provinces in Canada where COVID-19 cases are rising the most
As we brace ourselves for a second wave of COVID-19, many provinces in Canada are, again, dealing with significant rises in case numbers.
While some provinces saw a downward trend in coronavirus cases throughout the summer, unfortunately, things have only worsened as the fall season came around.
This past weekend, Canada confirmed over 150,000 COVID-19 infections with about 131,000 of those listed as recovered or resolved and over 9,000 deaths.
1/4 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: As we head into a new week, I continue to be worried about rising cases and increasing hospitalisations, particularly in areas where cases are increasing most rapidly. Read my Sunday Statement: https://t.co/0FFawe1KHF— Dr. Theresa Tam (@CPHO_Canada) September 27, 2020
The provinces with the largest surge in COVID-19 numbers unsurprisingly include Quebec and Ontario.
On Sunday, Quebec reported a staggering 896 new cases, bringing the provincial total to 71,901 with a total of 5,825 deaths.
Quebec reports 896 new cases of COVID-19, its highest daily increase in cases since May 7, as well as 2 new deaths. The province is also adding 2 deaths that occurred between Sept. 20-25 to its tally, for a total of 5,825. 216 people are in hospital, with 41 in intensive care.— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) September 27, 2020
As a result, Christian Dubé, Quebec's minister of health, said in a recent interview that certain regions of the province would soon announce a red alert.
Although details of what the alert includes have not been released, Dubé hinted that restrictions would likely affect bars and restaurants.
Ontario, on other hand, reported 700 new cases on Monday, the most ever on a single since the beginning of the pandemic. This number surpasses a previous high of 640 back in April.
Just last week, the Ontario government announced new, stricter health measures to help curb rising COVID-19 cases. This includes forcing all strip clubs to close yet again and making sure all bars and restaurants stop selling alcohol after 11 p.m. and close by 12 a.m.
Ontario is tightening public health measures province-wide in response to the recent rise in #COVID19 cases. These measures will ensure the continued health and safety of Ontarians, reduce the risk of transmission, and limit future outbreaks.https://t.co/ZUPAUz1GaW pic.twitter.com/S8ap9S3Qk4— Doug Ford (@fordnation) September 25, 2020
Manitoba also continues to add to its daily case count. Over the weekend, the province reported 116 new cases, bringing their total to 1,880 since early March.
On Monday, the Winnipeg Metropolitan Area, including the city of Winnipeg and surrounding areas, were moved to an orange level on the province's pandemic response sytem, meaning gatherings are limited to 10 people whether you're indoors or outdoors.
51 new cases of #Covid19MB have been identified as of 9:30 a.m. today. These cases are located in the following RHA's:— Manitoba Government (@MBGov) September 27, 2020
Prairie Mountain: 1
Southern Heath-Santé Sud: 4
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In Alberta's last update on Friday, there were 153 new cases of coronavirus although their top doctor has said that the province is not yet in a second wave.
B.C.'s latest update was also on Friday, when the province reported 98 new cases, bringing the total up to 8,641.
Cases in Nunavut, Yukon, Northwest Territories, P.E.I., and Nova Scotia remain low. On Sunday, the Yukon reported its first COVID-19 infection in 50 days.
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