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Canada’s COVID-19 Cases Surpass 380,000

Over the past week, laboratories across Canada tested an average of over 74,500 people daily, with 7.4 percent testing positive. Canada continued seeing sharply increased COVID-19 cases, with a total
02 Dec 2020 14:08
Canada’s COVID-19 Cases Surpass 380,000
People wearing face masks line up for COVID-19 tests outside a COVID-19 assessment center in Toronto, Canada, on Nov. 30, 2020. (Photo by Zou Zheng/Xinhua)

Over the past week, laboratories across Canada tested an average of over 74,500 people daily, with 7.4 percent testing positive.

Canada continued seeing sharply increased COVID-19 cases, with a total of 382,812 COVID-19 cases and 12,195 fatalities as of Tuesday evening, according to CTV.

More than 6,100 new cases were reported across the country on Tuesday.

It brought the average daily case count to close to 5,800 cases for the past week, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.

The number of people experiencing severe illness continued to increase.

The agency said that over the past seven days, there were on average over 2,250 individuals with COVID-19 being treated in Canadian hospitals, including over 450 in critical care and an average of 87 deaths were reported each day.

A woman listens to instructions on a pilot project of rapid COVID-19 testing before taking flights at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, on Nov. 30, 2020. (Photo by Liang Sen/Xinhua)

A woman listens to instructions on a pilot project of rapid COVID-19 testing before taking flights at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, on Nov. 30, 2020. (Photo by Liang Sen/Xinhua)

 

Over the past week, laboratories across Canada tested an average of over 74,500 people daily, with 7.4 percent testing positive.

The Canadian government announced on Monday that it would spend another 25.1 billion Canadian dollars (19.4 billion U.S. dollars) to boost immediate health and economic measures to get Canada through the COVID-19 pandemic, and plans an additional three-year stimulus package of up to 100 billion Canadian dollars to start an economic recovery it admits is still well off on the horizon.


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