Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reports 1,873 new cases; 48 in Ottawa

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Today's coronavirus Canada - Update: New Brunswick reports 27 new COVID-19 cases
Today's coronavirus Canada - Update: New Brunswick reports 27 new COVID-19 cases

Ottawa Public Health reported 48 new cases of COVID-19 in the previous two hours, bringing the number of cases to 8,987.

The death toll remained unchanged at 384.

Twenty-six people have been hospitals with three people in intensive care.

There are 367 active cases, with 8,263 cases resolved.

OPH reported there are 18 active outbreaks in healthcare centres and long-term residences.

One new outbreak was declared, bringing the total number of outbreaks in child care or education to seven. There has been one new community outbreak, for a total of two.

Areas surrounding Ottawa continued to register rising case counts.

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit reported 11 new cases, there were 24 new cases in Kingstonm and 10 new cases each were reported in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark district and Renfrew County and District units.

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU), currently at the yellow level, will move to the orange, or restrict, level as of Monday, while Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, currently green, will enter the yellow, or protect, level. Ottawa will remain at the orange level, while Renfrew will remain green.

Tighter visitor restrictions apply at long-term care homes in regions that are at orange or higher levels.

Provincial

Ontario reported 1,873 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday as several regions of the province prepare to move into stricter coronavirus sectors.

There were 17 new deaths across the province, bringing the total to 3,933 since the pandemic began.

The hardest hit areas remain to be Toronto (522 new cases), Peel Region (436) and York Region. Hamilton also reported high numbers, with 109 confirmed cases.

Ontario reported 1,918 new resolved on Saturday, with a record 65,300 tests completed.

Quebec

Quebec reported 1,898 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total number of people infected in the province to 161,921.

Forty new deaths were recorded, for a total of 7,475 since the pandemic began.

Eleven more people were hospitalized bringing the total to 860. There were 129 people in ICU, an increase of six.

There were 38 new cases and two new deaths in the Outaouais, bringing the totals to 3,946 and 92 respectively.

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