Canada Coronavirus (Covid-19) Tracker: Canada has reported 66,434 cases of coronavirus so far, and 4,569 deaths. As many as 30,406 people have recovered from the infection. Over 3.94 million people across the world have been infected by the novel coronavirus and more than 2,75,000 people have died due to the virus.
As of April 29, there are around 31,459 active cases in Canada, out of which 98 per cent (30,957) have mild condition and 2 per cent (502) are serious or critical. Follow Coronavirus India LIVE Updates
Canada’s top medical said on April 30 that the country’s coronavirus curve is flat but worrying trends were emerging, particularly outbreaks in vulnerable indigenous communities, Reuters reported. Quebec has emerged as Canada’s epicentre, with more than half of the country’s deaths, largely because of outbreaks in nursing homes.
Some provinces have announced plans to reopen their economies gradually, by insisting on social distancing and protective equipment in workplaces. The most populous province of Canada, Ontario, said Monday that all publicly funded schools will remain closed until May 31 to keep students and staff safe amid the coronavirus pandemic. Ontario Education Minister said the decision was based on advice from medical experts, and that the school closure could be further extended.
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau had earlier said that plans to restart the economies of Canadian provinces do not depend on presuming people who become infected with coronavirus develop immunity to it, Reuters reported. “I don’t believe there are any plans that hinge on certain people being immune to COVID-19,” Trudeau said in his daily briefing in Ottawa. He said that provincial plans focus on preventing the spread through social distancing and protective equipment in workplaces.
Earlier in March, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau tested positive for coronavirus, after she returned from a trip to London.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Total Cases Tally in Canada Region-wise breakdown
Around 80 per cent of the total coronavirus cases in Canada have been reported from Quebec (35,238) and Ontario (19,121). Alberta has the third-highest number of COVID-19 cases, nearly 6,017, followed by British Columbia where 2,288 confirmed cases have been reported.
Nova Scotia has 1,007 coronavirus cases, Saskatchewan has 531 cases, Manitoba has 283 cases, Newfoundland and Labrador has 261 confirmed cases. New Brunswick has as many as 120 cases, Prince Edward Island has 27 cases, Yukon has 11 cases and Northwest Territories has 5 cases.
Nunavut has not reported any case of coronavirus so far. At least 13 repatriated travellers have been reported to have been infected from the virus.
(Number of coronavirus cases in Canada updated on 9.05.2020 at 14:30 IST)