Coronavirus Canada Updates: Ontario reports 653 new infections on Saturday

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Quebec sees another 1,000-plus increase, 146 more cases in schools
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Quebec sees another 1,000-plus increase, 146 more cases in schools

On Saturday, Oct. 3, Ontario reported 653 new cases of COVID-19 as new restrictions for the entire province, as well as specific ones for its three hotspots — Toronto, Peel and Ottawa — came into effect.

In Quebec, health officials identified 1,107 new infections, the second most in a 24-hour stretch since the start of the pandemic. It’s also now the second straight day that Canada’s worst-hit province has reported 1000-plus new infections, a feat no other province has accomplished even once.

In Manitoba, the active count case has reached a new record-high 677, as a concerning trend continues to develop in the province’s capital.

16,137 active COVID-19 cases in Canada: 164,456 diagnoses, 9,461 deaths and 138,854 recoveries (as of Oct. 3, 2:30 p.m. ET)

Alberta – 1,558 active cases (18,357 total cases, including 272 deaths, 16,527 resolved)

British Columbia – 1,302 active cases (9,381 total cases, 238 deaths, 7,813 resolved)

Manitoba – 652 active cases (2,108 total cases, 22 deaths, 1,409 resolved)

New Brunswick – 6 active cases (201 cases, 2 deaths, 193 resolved)

Newfoundland and Labrador – 3 active case (275 total cases, 3 deaths, 269 resolved)

Northwest Territories – 0 active cases (5 total cases, 5 resolved)

Nova Scotia – 3 active cases (1,089 total cases, 65 deaths 1,021 resolved)

Ontario – 5,380 active cases (53,633 total cases, 2,968 deaths, 45,285 resolved)

Prince Edward Island – 2 active case (59 total cases, 57 resolved)

Quebec – 7,035 active cases (76,273 total cases, 5,857 deaths, 63,683 resolved)

Saskatchewan – 147 active cases (1,940 total cases, 24 deaths, 1,769 resolved)

Yukon – 0 active cases (15 total cases, 15 resolved)

Nunavut – 0 active cases (8 presumptive positive cases)

CFB Trenton – 0 active cases (13 total cases, 13 resolved)

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