TORONTO – Canada reached a tough milestone on Saturday as the country officially crossed one million Covid-19 cases since the outbreak began.
A total of 6,937 cases were reported in Canada on Saturday evening after British Columbia announced a total of 2,090 new cases in the two days of the Corona virus novel. COTVD-19 Case Tracker by CTVNews.ca.
The country currently has 57,022 active COVID-19 cases, 921,459 recoveries and 23,050 deaths.
The first case of COVID-19 in Canada was confirmed Jan. 25 at the Sunnybrook Health Science Center in Toronto.
One month later, on March 11, the World Health Organization declared a global epidemic with 126,000 confirmed cases worldwide. To date, a total of 108 confirmed cases have been reported in Canada.
Now, Canada is in the midst of a third wave or new epidemic in the most populous provinces, including Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia.
Ontario reported 3,009 Govt-19 cases on Saturday and 3,089 cases on Friday, topping 3,000 cases since January. At 12:00 a.m. Saturday, the province suspended a month-long emergency of personal services and eating in person, while imposing stringent capacity restrictions on essential and non-essential businesses.
Quebec topped the list of 1,300 COVID-19 cases from the first Friday in January, with 1,282 COVID-19 cases reported on Saturday. As a result, the province said it would increase police presence to ensure holiday weekend collection restrictions are respected.
BC Friday set another record with 1,018 COVID-19 infections and Saturday with 1,072 infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the province to 102,970 since the outbreak. On Monday, the province tightened controls for the first time since November, implementing a three-week “circuit breaker,” including a ban on indoor food and personal care services in some regions.
In response to the increasing number of cases, each province has enacted drastic public health measures in an effort to mitigate tidal waves.
Ontario, which has the highest number of COVID-19 cases, was forced to go on a provincial “emergency break” strike for a month following threatening modeling data showing that the number could reach 6,000 a day by the end of April.
In Quebec, three regions, including the provincial capital, have been placed under a 10-day lockout until April 12, with schools and essential businesses closed.
On March 29, British Columbia announced the introduction of a three-week “circuit breaker” with new restrictions, setting a one-day record for 936 new cases by the end of the week.
In addition to tightening restrictions on businesses and meetings, provinces are vaccinating large numbers of residents.
Ontario has issued 2,424,063 vaccines, of which 321,469 are second-rate as of April 3. Quebec administers 1,488,347 vaccines without a second dose. In BC, 856,801 vaccines were administered, of which 87,455 were secondary doses.
As of Saturday, there were 5,587,891 Canadians Have received at least one dose A COVID-19 vaccine.
With files from the Canadian edition