Canada reports 35 new coronavirus deaths as cases top 96,000

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Canada reported an additional 527 new cases of the novel coronavirus, including 35 new deaths.

Monday’s daily case count brings Canada’s total number of COVID-19 infections to 96,228. The country’s death toll from the virus now also sits at a total of 7,835.

The newly-reported cases, which were tallied from numbers released by federal and provincial health authorities on Monday, continues to follow a trend of declining daily numbers that have been reported over the last week.

The bulk of Monday’s cases, however, were yet again announced by Ontario and Quebec, despite a drop in daily cases from both provinces.

Ontario, which overtook Quebec for the highest daily reported COVID-19 cases, added a total of 243 new infections on Monday.

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Daily reported cases in Quebec reached a new milestone on Monday, as well, with only 198 new cases of the coronavirus — the first time new infections in the province flew below the 200 mark since March 22.

Cases in Quebec — which remains the epicentre of Canada’s coronavirus outbreak — stand at a total of 53,047, more than 55 per cent of Canada’s total infections.

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COVID-19 related deaths in the province make up an even higher percentage of Canada’s total as well, with 4,984 out of the country’s 7,835 deaths.

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Several other provinces also announced new cases of the virus on Monday as well.

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Cases in New Brunswick and Saskatchewan remained in the single-digits, whereas Alberta announced a total of 64 additional cases spread out over the last two days.

British Columbia also announced nine new cases on Monday, which was a part of 29 lab-confirmed cases over the past three days.

B.C.’s total confirmed cases now stands at 2,654, while an additional five cases have also been considered “epidemiologically-linked” — meaning those patients both developed symptoms and were in close contact with confirmed cases, but were never tested for the virus.

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