Unlike many provinces that have continued to break records over the past week, Quebec appears to have managed to control its epidemiological curve, to the point that the number of new COVID-19 cases has started to decline.
British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nunavut – these five provinces and this territory all have in common that they have broken their case record in 24 hours over the past seven days, sometimes more than once. .
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Going against the tide of these less than encouraging data, Belle Province managed to bend the curve of the second wave of COVID-19.
From November 16 to 22, public health identified, on average, 1,169.7 COVID-19 infections per day. This is a 9.4% drop in the number of infections from the week of November 9-15.
Sunday’s evaluation was also good, public health revealed 1,154 infections and 23 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours.
Better still, this autumn fits into a context in which the number of tests carried out has significantly increased, reaching the threshold of 30,000 samples four times in the last few days.
But Quebec is a long way from leaving the hostel. The province is still facing a higher average number of infections than at any time during the first wave. Also, remember that the second wave curve had already weakened for the first time in October, only to start up again the day after Halloween.
Also note that mortality followed the opposite path of infections, with the death toll from 186 to 203 over the past seven days, an increase of 9.1%.
For its part, Ontario remained the province with the highest number of new cases in the country in recent days, including a new high of 1,588 infections on Saturday. This is the highest number of positive tests identified in the 24 hours since the start of the pandemic, all provinces combined.
Despite this record and a toll approaching Sunday with 1,534 cases and 14 deaths, Ontario saw its curve stagnate during the week. The province, in fact, maintained an average of 1,414.7 cases per day, just 6.7 more than in the week from 9 to 15 November.
Faced with little progress in the fight against VOID-19, Doug Ford’s government on Friday ordered a four-week lockdown and Toronto and the Peel region going into effect on Monday. As a result, many Torontonians rushed into various activities on Saturday and Sunday to stock up.
Elsewhere in the country, Manitoba announced 243 new infections and 12 deaths, a toll in sharp decline compared to the records recorded in that province.
Nunavut, for its part, reported another 21 infections, for a total of 128.
Canada accumulated a total of 2,952 new COVID-19 cases at noon Sunday, as well as 49 deaths, bringing the pandemic toll to 328,656 cases and 11,455 deaths.
Quebec: 132,042 cases (6,829 deaths)
Ontario: 103,912 cases (3,486 deaths)
Alberta: 45,288 cases (471 deaths)
British Columbia: 25,474 cases (331 deaths) – Friday figures
Manitoba: 13,544 cases (229 deaths)
Saskatchewan: 6,237 cases (33 deaths)
Nova Scotia: 1,168 cases (65 deaths)
New Brunswick: 424 cases (6 deaths)
Newfoundland and Labrador: 316 cases (4 deaths)
Nunavut: 128 cases
Prince Edward Island: 68 cases
Yukon: 29 cases (1 death)
Northwest Territories: 15 cases
Repatriated Canadians: 13 cases
Total: 328,656 cases (11,455 deaths)