The variety of newly-diagnosed coronavirus instances in Canada rose by 491 on Friday, and well being authorities introduced that the pandemic has claimed six extra lives.As of Friday afternoon, 116,266 lab-confirmed COVID-19 instances have been reported in Canada. Throughout the nation, 8,935 folks have succumbed to the sickness, based on figures supplied by provincial governmentsAbout 87 per cent of these contaminated have recovered and 4.6 million assessments have been performed.
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Additionally on Friday, federal officers launched a brand new app they are saying may support within the combat towards the unfold of the virus.The COVID Alert app notifies a consumer after they have been in shut contact with one other consumer who examined constructive for the virus. The federal government describes it as an publicity notification app, not a contact-tracing app, because it doesn’t monitor private information. Story continues under commercial
“This app doesn’t substitute contact tracing — a crucial public well being operate. Contact tracing will proceed to be carried out manually by native public well being authorities,” the federal government stated in an announcement.To date, the app has been launched solely in Ontario because it undergoes testing.B.C. noticed a major uptick in new coronavirus instances on Friday. The province added one new loss of life and 45-lab confirmed instances Friday, together with one other 5 diagnoses thought of epidemiologically linked. [ Sign up for our Health IQ newsletter for the latest coronavirus updates ]
General, 195 folks in B.C. have died because of the coronavirus, and there are 3,609 confirmed instances, plus 32 epi-linked instances.Alberta’s loss of life toll grew by one on Friday, officers stated. There have been 127 new COVID-19 instances, bringing the provincial complete to 10,843. General, 196 Albertans have succumbed to COVID-19.
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Saskatchewan added 14 new instances of the novel coronavirus, bringing its case complete to 1,319. The quantity of people that have recovered from the an infection has now surpassed 1,000. Eighteen deaths have occurred within the province in complete.In Manitoba, six new instances had been introduced for a complete of 401 lab-confirmed infections. A further 14 instances are thought of possible. The province’s loss of life toll is eight.
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Ontario reported 134 new COVID-19 instances and three new deaths Friday. The province has seen 39,209 instances total and a couple of,775 virus-related deaths.The general case depend in Quebec rose by 181 to 59,312 on Friday, although solely solely 169 of these instances are newly recognized. The remaining replicate a correction the province has made to information launched on Thursday. Story continues under commercial
The loss of life toll stands at 5,674 after one further fatality was introduced Friday.
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In Atlantic Canada, just one province reported new instances — Nova Scotia. That province’s diagnoses rose by two on Friday for a complete of 1,069. Sixty-four folks have misplaced their lives to the virus.
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In P.E.I., the case depend stands at 36 as of the province’s newest replace on Tuesday. In Newfoundland and Labrador, 266 folks have been recognized, and three folks have died. New Brunswick has seen 170 coronavirus instances total, together with two deaths.The territories reported no new instances as properly. All however three of Yukon’s 14 confirmed instances have recovered, as of the most recent replace on Thursday. All 5 instances within the Northwest Territories have recovered, and no instances have been recognized in Nunavut. Story continues under commercial
Around the globe, instances counts are persevering with to soar. In keeping with a operating tally by Johns Hopkins College, 17.Four million folks have been recognized and 675,545 folks have succumbed to the sickness.— With information from Katie Dangerfield, International Information
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