Forty-two new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Manitoba on Saturday, marking the province’s highest single-day increase in new cases of the illness. Twenty-four of Saturday’s new cases are in the southwestern Prairie Mountain Health region, the province said in a news bulletin. Starting Monday, people in that area will have to wear masks in public places and restrict gathering sizes to 10.
Health officials in Ontario reported just over 100 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. The 108 new infections bring the total number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario to 41,287. According to Saturday’s epidemiologic summary, one more death was recorded as a result of COVID-19 in the last 24-hour period. Ontario’s COVID-19 death toll now stands at 2,797. As well, 90 more infections are now considered to be resolved by the Ministry of Health.
A new COVID-19 case in Nova Scotia brings the province’s number of total active cases to six.
Quebec public health officials announced Saturday that 104 people tested positive for COVID-19 and two deaths in the past 24 hours. In addition, Quebec said three people died due to the disease between Aug. 15-20 and one person died before Aug. 15.