Canada reports no new COVID-19 deaths, first time since March

surpassed 6.4 million cases and 193,000 deaths as of Saturday. 
First published on September 12, 2020 / 1:49 PM The last time the country reported no new deaths from the virus on March 15, at the start of lockdowns in North America due to the pandemic, Reuters reports. 2nd wave of coronavirus could be weeks away, … Canada reports no new deaths from coronavirus for the first time since March

By Sophie Lewis

Updated on: September 12, 2020 / 4:41 PM
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Canada reported no new deaths from COVID-19 on Friday for the first time in six months. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, said Thursday in a statement. budget deficit hits all-time high of $3 trillion

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Several Canadian provinces have started easing lockdown restrictions, as schools reopen for in-person classes, resulting in a recent spike in cases. Compared to the U.S., its southern neighbor, Canada has had fewer coronavirus infections and deaths. 71.3% of deaths in Canada were people over the age of 80. 

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U.S. The country has 137,676 COVID-19 cases and 9,214 deaths as of Saturday, according to Johns Hopkins University.Comparatively, the U.S. That meant the number of deaths reported, 9,163, remained unchanged from the previous day. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox

As the numbers improve, “I am reminded of the ways Canadians have pulled together to reduce the spread of COVID-19,” Dr. 01:44

Coronavirus fatalities spiked in April and steadily increased until July, data from the country’s health department shows, before starting to plateau over the summer. Some 702 new cases were reported on Friday, but no new deaths, the Public Health Agency of Canada reported. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, Quebec reported one new death on September 11, but Ontario removed a previously reported death. As of Friday evening, over 6 million people had been tested for COVID-19 in Canada, 2.1% of which came back positive. “We have been physically apart from each other in order to plank the curve, but we have found new ways to be together, and connected, while at a distance.” The majority of cases, 80.0%, and deaths, 93.7%, have been reported by Ontario and Quebec.