Public health officials in Ontario reported 478 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, an 8.3 per cent increase that brings the provincial total to 6,237. The province’s official death toll now sits at 222.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 climbed to 407 in Nova Scotia, with the province announcing 34 new positive test results. No new deaths were announced.
The Quebec government says 25 more people have died from COVID-19, bringing the number of deaths to 241. Premier Francois Legault says he’s cautiously optimistic that despite reporting 11,677, a jump of 765 from the day before, confirmed cases and 733 people hospitalized, the numbers are beginning to stabilize. The cases in intensive care actually went down today to 186.
Newfoundland and Labrador has confirmed three more cases of COVID-19, all in the Eastern Health region. The province has now confirmed 239 cases of the illness.
New Brunswick confirmed one new case of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total in the province to 112. Five people remain in hospital due to the virus and three are in intensive care. Sixty people have recovered.
The number of COVID-19 cases remains at 25 on Prince Edward Island.
Manitoba announced another death from COVID-19, bringing the province’s total to four. The patient was a Winnipeg man in his 70s who had underlying medical conditions. The chief provincial public health officer also announced six new cases of the disease caused by the new coronavirus, bringing the province’s total to 230 cases.