OTTAWA — Canada’s two most populous provinces remain COVID-19 hot spots today, with Quebec setting a record for new daily case counts.
Cases are surging in several parts of the country but Quebec and Ontario account for about 80 per cent of the country’s total.
Quebec reported 1,364 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in that province to 81,014.
It was Quebec’s fifth consecutive day of more than 1,000 new diagnoses, eclipsing Monday’s record of 1,191.
Ontario’s case count fell slightly today to 548 new cases, down from 615 on Monday. But Ontario has also reduced its testing over the last few days as assessment centres have switched from walk-ins to appointment systems.
Quebec and Ontario have seen rising cases in recent weeks, with their daily case counts reaching levels not seen since the spring.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 6, 2020.
The Canadian Press