Saturday, 28 November, 2020

COVID-19 cases keep surging in Canada

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Gustavo Carr | 22 November, 2020, 21:27

A government source confirmed to 660 NEWS that there are growing pressures on the Alberta government to introduce new health restrictions as people are concerned over ICU bed capacities and hospitalization rates.

There are 320 people in hospital with COVID-19 and of those 56 are in the intensive care unit.

Ontario reported a record daily increase of 1,588 cases on Saturday, surpassing the province's previous single-day high of 1,581 cases on November 14.

New Brunswick announced 23 new cases, setting a new single-day high and bringing the total cases to 424. There are now 10,655 active cases in the province.

Ottawa, Nov 22 (IANS) Amid the ongoing second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Canada, some of the country's province have reported record high single-day confirmed cases, according to health authorities.

The new statistics were sent out in a news update Saturday afternoon.

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Hinshaw said people of all ages are dying from the virus, including two people in their 30s this past week.

Premier Brian Pallister was put on the defensive on Saturday as he addressed Progressive Conservative party members at a convention, saying "every province west of Nova Scotia has its highest numbers in the last few days, including Manitoba".

Saskatchewan set a new single-day record of 439 new cases, pushing the province's count to 6,237. Officials have said the high caseload has strained the health-care system and overwhelmed contact tracing efforts, as public health workers don't know where most of the 11,274 active infections in the province were contracted.

An inmate at the Edmonton Institution has tested positive for COVID-19, Correctional Services Canada (CSC) said Saturday.

There are 325,711 confirmed cases in Canada.