Coronavirus Canada: Updates from the rest of the provinces

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Alberta sees record 1,731 new COVID-19 cases as hundreds of anti-maskers rally in Calgary
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Alberta sees record 1,731 new COVID-19 cases as hundreds of anti-maskers rally in Calgary

Ontario announced 78 new cases of COVID-19, but the Ministry of Health also noted that Toronto Public Health’s statistics were not part of the daily update. The region has had the most cases throughout the pandemic of the province’s 34 public health units. The update continues Ontario’s trend of reporting fewer than 100 cases, which it has now done on 10 of the last 11 daily reports. For the third day of the last four, no deaths were added to Ontario’s total COVID-19-related death toll of 2,787. The province’s active case count is now 891, since 99 additional patients have recovered from the respiratory virus. According to the Ministry of Long-Term Care, there are now only three long-term care residents with active cases of COVID-19 and 34 staff members, while 14 LTCs have active outbreaks.

Quebec has broken its three-day stretch of reporting fewer than 100 cases, after health officials identified 104 new COVID-19 patients. Before the recent stretch, it had not recorded fewer than 100 cases since July 10. No one has died in the province’s latest 24-hour stretch, but officials have added six more fatalities from days prior. One-hundred seventy-one more people have also recovered in Quebec, meaning there are now 1,761 active cases throughout the province.

There remain no active cases in Nova Scotia, after all of its patients recovered by Aug. 10. Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador also did not report any new patients on Thursday, but there remain five and two active cases in the provinces, respectively.

For the third straight day, New Brunswick announced new COVID-19 patients. The two latest cases involve temporary foreign workers who arrived in Moncton and began immediately self-isolating upon arrival, according to a press release. One of the cases is in their 30s, and the other in their 50s. Health officials also announced that the case reported on Wednesday is now considered recovered, which means there are now nine active cases in the province.

Manitoba’s upward case trends continues, this time with 25 new cases of COVID-19. Twelve of the cases are in the Prairie Mountain Health region, seven in Winnipeg health region and six in Southern Health. There are now 218 active cases in the province, which is a record-high.

Saskatchewan reported 27 new cases of COVID-19, with 22 of them of them among Hutterite communities throughout the province. Eleven more people have recovered, meaning there are now 166 active cases in the province, which is still up by 16 compared to Wednesday. Of those currently infected patients, there are 40 in the Regina zone, 36 in South West, and 29 each in the South Central and Saskatoon zones. Ninety-five of the active cases are among Hutterite colonies.

Alberta reported 76 new cases and three more fatalities, two of which were at long-term care or senior facilities. There are now eight less active cases in Alberta compared to Wednesday; of those 1,036 patients, there are 475 in Edmonton and 314 in Calgary. Eight-one more patients have recovered in the province’s latest 24-hour stretch.

No new cases were reported across Canada’s three territories, while Nunavut remains the only jurisdiction to not have had a confirmed positive case throughout the pandemic. The Northwest Territories have zero active cases, and so does Yukon after its two remaining cases were recently marked resolved.

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