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Canada has diagnosed an average of more than 4,000 COVID-19 cases a day over the past week

BY , Nov 12, 2020 12:13 AM - REPORT AN ERROR

The latest figures from the Public Health Agency of Canada say that the country has diagnosed an average of more than 4,000 COVID-19 cases a day over the past week.

Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says the positivity rate on tests has recently hit 5.8 per cent.

Canada had more than 41,000 people with active COVID-19 cases at last count Tuesday night.

The numbers have kept rising over recent weeks and Tam is repeating her call for Canadians to cut their social contacts, wear masks and wash their hands.

Quebec reports 1,378 new COVID-19 cases

Quebec is reporting 1,378 new COVID-19 cases and 22 more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, six of which occurred in the past 24 hours.

Health officials said today hospitalizations increased by 39, to 573, and 84 patients were in intensive care, a rise of two.

The province says 843 more people recovered from COVID-19, for a total of 100,564.

Quebec has reported a total of 118,529 COVID-19 infections and 6,515 deaths linked to the virus.

Ontario reports record number of new COVID-19 cases

Ontario is reporting another record one-day caseload of COVID-19.

There are 1,426 new cases.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 468 new cases in Peel Region, 384 in Toronto, and 180 in York Region.

Elliott says there are also 63 new cases in Durham and 62 in Hamilton.

Ontario also reported 15 new deaths due to the virus.

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