Quebec surpassed 10,000 deaths because of COVID-19 in the present day as authorities throughout the nation urged Canadians to proceed to keep away from gatherings regardless of latest drops in new circumstances and hospitalizations.
Quebec grew to become the primary Canadian province to hit the five-figure demise mark because it reported 32 new fatalities for a complete of 10,031.
The quantity comes precisely one week after Canada reported its 20,000th demise linked to the pandemic, and a day after the nationwide COVID-19 case rely surpassed 800,000.
Whereas deaths are nonetheless being added to the nationwide tally, Canada’s chief public well being officer has stated day by day circumstances and extreme outcomes are persevering with to say no.
Dr. Theresa Tam is warning Canadians to maintain avoiding gatherings with folks exterior their households, together with for in the present day’s NFL Tremendous Bowl.
That message was echoed by Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil, who cautioned folks to maintain game-watching gatherings small, even because the province reported only one new case of COVID-19.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Feb. 7, 2021
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