Manitoba announced 30 new COVID-19 patients, which marks the second largest single-day jump in cases since the start of the pandemic, according to CBC. Eighteen of the cases are connected to a cluster at a pork processing facility in Brandon. As of Thursday, there are 118 active cases in Manitoba.
For the fourth day in a row, Ontario is reporting fewer than 100 new daily cases of COVID-19, this time with 95. It has not had such a long streak below 100 since March. The latest patients were primarily identified in Toronto (30), Ottawa (19), and Chatham-Kent (10), while 15 of the 34 public health units in the province reported zero new patients. Along with the recent cases, one more person has died in Ontario, increasing the death toll to 2,783. There now remain 1,120 active cases in the province.
Quebec reported 133 new cases, but zero new fatalities as the death toll remains at 5,687. For the third time in the past four days, the province has been below 140 daily cases. Before the recent stretch, it had surpassed 140 cases on 16 of the last 18 occasions. In its latest 24-hour testing period, Quebec also completed 16,293 tests, which means for the first time after three straight days it has met its goal of at least 14,000. The active case count in Quebec is now 3,560.
Nova Scotia reported no new patients on Thursday, as its active case count remains at two. Newfoundland and Labrador is also reporting no new patients, a day after announcing that it has no more active cases in the province.
New Brunswick identified two new cases of COVID-19, increasing its active case count to six. The news comes a day after the province identified four patients, ending a 15-day streak of no new cases in the province. The latest patients involve two temporary foreign workers who arrived in Moncton and began immediately self-isolating.