Ontario and Quebec reported a cumulative total of 827 new COVID-19 infections on Sunday. But unlike Saturday, Quebec has largely overtaken Ontario with its 462 new cases.
This means that, on Sunday, the growth of the virus was greater compared to that recorded the day before in Quebec: an increase of 35 new cases between the two assessments. For Ontario, Sunday's update shows 365 new cases, 42 fewer new infections than the day before.
Five more deaths were reported in Quebec on Sunday, and only one in Ontario.
The upward trend in the number of new cases therefore continues for another day, increasingly materializing a second wave.
“As of Friday, September 18, the average number of cases per day was 849 in Canada over the past seven days,” said Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada.
At around 1 p.m. Sunday, Ontario and Quebec were the only provinces to release an update.
The situation in the country
- Quebec: 67,542 cases (5,802 deaths)
- Ontario: 46,849 cases (2,827 deaths)
- Alberta: 16,381 cases (255 deaths)
- British Columbia: 7,842 cases (223 deaths)
- Saskatchewan: 1,787 cases (24 deaths)
- Manitoba: 1,558 cases (16 deaths)
- Nova Scotia: 1,086 cases (65 deaths)
- Newfoundland and Labrador: 272 cases (3 deaths)
- New Brunswick: 194 cases (2 deaths)
- Prince Edward Island: 57 cases
- Yukon: 15 cases
- Northwest Territories: 5 cases
- Nunavut: 0 cases
- Canadian returnees: 13 cases
Total: 143,601 cases (9,217 deaths)
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