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Ontario sees lowest daily COVID-19 count since November, other provinces see improvements

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID-RML via AP
Summary

Ontario reported 904 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the lowest total since November

Quebec reporting fewer than 700 new cases of COVID-19

TORONTO – The two provinces driving Canada’s overall COVID-19 numbers are in a much better place than they were just a few weeks ago.

Ontario reported 904 new cases Tuesday, the lowest daily total it’s seen since November. At this time, there’s no data reporting error driving the number down, as has been the case after a weekend in weeks past.

Twenty-six deaths from the virus were reported over the last two days.

These figures follow the 964 cases reported on Family Day.

Tuesday also marks the resumption of in-person learning at schools in Toronto and the surrounding areas. However, many students were kept at home due to rough winter weather.

Quebec also reported fewer cases, with 669 new infections. Health officials said hospitalizations dropped by 33 to 771, and 134 people were in intensive care — a decline of two.

The province has reported a total of 278,187 COVID-19 infections and 10,246 deaths linked to the pandemic. Quebec has 9,399 active reported infections.

The situation also looks to be improving in Newfoundland and Labrador, where a provincial election has been thrown into disarray because of an outbreak in the St. John’s area.

Just seven new cases were reported Tuesday after a record 100 on Thursday.

Newfoundland and Labrador now has 297 active cases of COVID-19.