Canada Wide COVID-19 Update


May 12, 2020. Total COVID-19 cases in Canada: 71,157 diagnoses and 5,169 deaths

Alberta - 6,345 cases, including 118 deaths (4,389 resolved)

British Columbia - 2,360 cases, 131 deaths (1,659 resolved)

Manitoba - 290 cases, 7 deaths (251 resolved)

New Brunswick - 120 cases (118 resolved)

Newfoundland and Labrador - 261 cases, 3 deaths (247 resolved)

Northwest Territories - 5 cases (5 resolved)

Nova Scotia - 1,020 cases, 48 deaths (767 resolved)

Ontario - 20,907 cases, 1,725 deaths (15,391 resolved)

Prince Edward Island - 27 cases (27 resolved)

Quebec - 39,225 cases, 3,131 deaths (10,056 resolved)

Saskatchewan - 573 cases, 6 deaths (374 resolved)

Yukon - 11 cases (11 resolved)

Nunavut - 0 cases (1 false positive case)

CFB Trenton - 13 cases

Authorities in Canada are working to contain the spread of COVID-19, which the World Health Organization deemed a pandemic in mid-March.

Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, says that even though we’re now seeing the growth of the virus slow down, there’s been a recent uptick in fatalities due to it spreading between long-term care homes, attacking the most vulnerable.

May 12

B.C. announces just seven new cases, but one more death. With no new community outbreaks in the province on Tuesday, Dr. Bonnie Henry announced that seven patients tested positive for COVID-19 and one more person, a resident of a long-term care home, died. The province’s total number of cases is now 2,360 with 131 deaths.

Alberta announces 45 new COVID-19 cases, one more death. Dr. Deena Hinshaw reported that Alberta has diagnosed 45 more people with COVID-19 and one patient has died from the disease. The province’s total now stands at 6,345 total cases and 118 deaths.

Alberta looks at lifting some restrictions, Dr. Hinshaw said a family could potentially start interacting with one other family if they remain careful, avoid sharing meals, and limit contact with others outside their two-family circle.

Saskatchewan identifies five new cases. There have now been 573 COVID-19 cases reported in Saskatchewan. Five new cases were announced on Tuesday, all of which were in the Far North region. Three of the cases are in the Beauval area, and two are in the La Loche area. Currently, 193 of the cases in Saskatchewan are considered active.

Manitoba had one new case of COVID-19. There are now 290 positive and probable cases of COVID-19 in the province, health authorities reported on Tuesday. Thirty-two cases are considered active, and four individuals are currently in hospital. The case reported today is related to the workplace cluster of cases in the Prairie Mountain Health region. There are a total of 11 cases related to that cluster.

Quebec reports 118 more deaths since Monday. A total of 3,131 people have died in Quebec due to COVID-19, authorities reported on Tuesday. There are also now 39,225 cases of COVID-19 that have been identified in the province. The majority of cases in the province have been in the Montreal area; 19,878 cases have been identified in the region, and 2,003 people have died.

Nova Scotia reports one additional case. The province announced on Tuesday that it had identified one more case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in Nova Scotia to 1,020. While the provincial press release didn’t state it explicitly, the most recent case appears to be linked to the Northwood long-term care home. The facility currently has 157 residents and eight staff with active cases. Three long-term care facilities in the province currently have COVID-19.

New Ontario cases, deaths push Canada past grim milestone. Health officials for the province reported on Tuesday that there were 361 more cases of COVID-19 diagnoses in the province, and 56 more deaths. This pushes the total number of cases in Canada to 70,342, and the total number of deaths to 5,049. More than 20 percent of Ontario’s deaths related to COVID-19 have taken place in long-term care facilities, based on the Ministry of Long-Term Care’s daily report. There are 2,703 confirmed cases of patients in long-term care facilities, and 1,239 deaths. Among staff, there are 1,239 confirmed cases and less than five deaths.


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