Canada has been hit hard by the second wave of the pandemic, just as predicted
As provinces do their best to cope with the rising cases of COVID-19, we’ll do our best to keep our readers updated on what is going on across the country.
Yukon – Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley confirmed six new cases of COVID-19, bringing the territory’s total to 38 cases. There are currently 14 active cases in Yukon.
Five of the new cases are linked to a previous case while one is still under investigation. Yukon Communicable Disease Control is reaching out to contacts. These new cases represent three separate clusters and outbreaks.
Nunavut – Today, Nunavut has 142 active cases of COVID-19. Nine new cases have been confirmed in Arviat for a total of 107 positive cases. Rankin Inlet has one new case, for a community total of 19 positive cases.
As of November 23, 158 tests have been done in Rankin Inlet with negative results. Arviat testing has yielded 375 negative tests. Testing in Whale Cove has yielded 52 negative tests. Monitoring in Sanikiluaq continues.
Northwest Territories – No new cases reported today
Newfoundland and Labrador– confirmed two new cases of COVID-19. The first new confirmed case is a female in the Eastern Health region between 60-69 years of age. The individual, a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador, is a close contact of a previous known case. The individual is self-isolating. Contact tracing by Public Health officials is completed.
Quebec, – The most recent data on the evolution of COVID-19 in Quebec show 1,124 new cases, for a total number of infected people of 134,330. 45 new deaths were also reported, for a total of 6,887. Of these 45 deaths, 9 occurred in the last 24 hours, 34 occurred between November 17 and 22 and 2 occurred before November 17.
The number of hospitalizations increased by 21 compared to the previous day, with a cumulative 655. Among these, the number of people in intensive care has decreased by 2, and now stands at 96. The samples achieved on November 22 amounted to 20,400, for a total of 3,726,800.
Prince Edward Island – No data has been reported as of yet by the health minister for Wednesday November, 24, 2020.
Nova Scotia – Nov. 23, Nova Scotia has 51 active cases of COVID-19. Eleven new cases were identified Sunday, Nov. 22. Updates for Nov. 24, will be provided at 3pm today.
All 11 new cases are in Central Zone. Eight are connected to previously reported cases; three are under investigation. One of the cases was detected Saturday, Nov. 21, in a pilot rapid COVID-19 screening program for bar staff and patrons in downtown Halifax.
New Brunswick – Public Health reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 and New Brunswick’s seventh death related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Updates for Nov. 24, will be provided at 3pm today.
Ontario – 1,009 cases of COVID-19 reported as of Tuesday morning. The Ford government has imposed a 28 day provincial wide lockdown.
Manitoba – The province saw a huge spike of 546 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. Updates will be provided later in the afternoon.
Saskatchewan – Four residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have died. One resident in their 60s from the Far North East zone. One resident over the age of 80 from the North West zone. One resident in their 60s from the North Central zone. One resident in their 70s from the Saskatoon zone. This brings the total number of deaths in the province to 37.
There are 235 new cases of COVID-19 to report in Saskatchewan on November 23, 2020, bringing the provincial total to date to 6,708 cases.
Alberta – Has reported a single day record for COVID-19 infections across Canada. On Monday the Alberta government reported 1,549 new case in the last 24 hours. To date, 34,779 Albertans have recovered from COVID-19. There were five additional deaths reported, and the total number of COVID-19 related deaths is now 476. Additional information for Tuesday is still forthcoming.
British Columbia – On Monday, the B.C government reported in three 24-hour periods. From Nov. 20 to 21, they had 713 new cases. From Nov. 21 to 22 they had 626 new cases and in the last 24 hours, they have had a further 594 new cases. Additional information for Tuesday is still forthcoming.