Coronavirus Canada update: At least 4,000 cases, 40 deaths

Coronavirus Canada update: At least 4,000 cases, 40 deaths
Coronavirus Canada update: At least 4,000 cases, 40 deaths

Total COVID-19 cases in Canada: 4,043 diagnoses and 40 deaths (as of March 26, 7 p.m. ET)

Ontario – 858 cases, including 16 deaths* (8 resolved)

British Columbia – 725 cases, 14 deaths (186 resolved)

Alberta – 486 cases, 2 deaths (27 resolved)

Quebec – 1,629 cases, 8 deaths (1 resolved)

New Brunswick – 33 cases

Manitoba – 36 cases

Saskatchewan – 95 cases (3 resolved)

Prince Edward Island – 9 cases (1 resolved)

Newfoundland and Labrador – 82 cases

Nova Scotia – 73 cases (2 resolved)

Northwest Territories – 1 case

Yukon – 3 cases

CFB Trenton – 13 cases

Authorities in Canada are working to contain the spread of COVID-19, which the World Health Organization deemed a pandemic earlier this month.

Provinces and territories around the country have ramped their testing, which has contributed to an increase in cases, but also delays in results that may not reflect the most recent measures that have been applied by officials and citizens, such as social distancing.

Canadians have contracted the disease while travelling in other countries from all over the world. Certain cases in Canada, which are linked to travel, have led to human-to-human transmission between close contacts.

There have also been of signs of community spread in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan. It means that some patients have no recent travel history or close contact with someone who either has COVID-19 or has been to a highly infected area. Therefore, it’s unknown how they contracted the disease.

In order to contain the spread, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau closed Canada’s borders to all foreign nationals, except for the U.S. The Canada-U.S. border, the longest land border in the world, was closed for all non-essential travel March 21, but operations relating to trade will still be able to operate as usual.

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