Canada surpassed the grim milestone of 600,000 coronavirus cases Sunday, fourteen days after passing half a million, underscoring the pandemic’s persistence found in the country during the end-of-year holiday period.
On Sunday afternoon, Canada recorded 601,314 Covid-19 infections because the start of pandemic and 15,860 deaths, according to info from provinces and territories reported by simply the public television station CBC.
Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, recorded 2,964 new cases in a day on Sunday, and Quebec registered 2,869, a new daily record for the French-speaking province, which also offers the country’s highest death toll.
There were 4,650 Covid-19 deaths to date in Ontario and 8,347 in Quebec.
Canada, a country around 38 million, didn't reach its first 100,000 cases until mid-June, three months after it recorded its first Covid-19 diagnoses.
Certain provinces, including Ontario and Quebec, imposed lockdown actions in multiple regions through the end-of-year holidays.
Giving an answer to widespread concerns about persons traveling to sunny places in defiance of official assistance, the government announced the other day that anyone arriving in Canada is required to test unfavorable for the virus.
Canadian authorities are actually strongly advising against non-essential travel abroad so as to stem the pass on of the condition - a advice that some elected officials have ignored.
Ontario finance minister Rod Phillips was forced to resign because of backlash over a vacation he took to the Caribbean.
Over the past few days, more than half a dozen members of Parliament and politicians have admitted to holiday trips abroad.
Some have apologized.