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Canada registers first single-day increase of over 10,000 COVID-19 cases Canada COVID19
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Canada registers first single-day increase of over 10,000 COVID-19 cases

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 21 Dec 2021, 10:14 am

Ottawa/UNI/Xinhua: Canada reported 10,621 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, the first increase of over 10,000 cases in a single day since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country in February 2020.

The new cases have raised the country's cumulative caseload to 1,894,981, including 30,060 deaths, according to CTV.

Canada's COVID-19 cases continued to rocket on Monday as the Omicron variant rapidly took hold in the country since last week.

Quebec, a populous province of Canada, reported a record daily high of 4,571 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, although new measures to contain the Omicron variant came into effect.

Of the 4,571 cases, 1,258 were from unvaccinated people, 220 were from people with one dose, and 3,093 cases were from people who got their second vaccine dose more than seven days ago.

The Quebec government shut down several public settings Monday evening, including bars, taverns, casinos, theaters, gyms and even schools as cases of COVID-19 were soaring.

Since the start of the COVID-19 health crisis, the province has recorded 490,294 infections, 452,509 recoveries and 11,642 deaths.

Meanwhile, Ontario, the most populous province of Canada, reported 3,783 new COVID-19 cases on Monday as the positivity rate rose to a level unseen since early May.

Of the 3,783 new infections, 471 cases were identified in children under the age of 12.

On Monday, the British Columbia government announced 2,550 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths.