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Canada reports 121 more coronavirus deaths, more than 1,000 new cases

Coronavirus around the world: May 25, 2020
WATCH: Coronavirus around the world — May 25, 2020

Canada’s total cases of the novel coronavirus passed the 85,000 mark on Monday after a total of 1,014 more cases were announced.

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The new cases, which include 121 more deaths, were tallied from data released by provincial and federal health authorities across the country.

The added numbers brings Canada’s total cases and deaths to 85,700 and 6,545, respectively.

The provinces of Ontario and Quebec once again reported the highest amount daily COVID-19 cases.

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Ontario announced an increase of 404 cases, bringing its provincial total to 25,904. A total of 2,102 people have died in the province from the virus following Monday’s increase of 29.

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Quebec’s total coronavirus cases reached 47,984 on Monday following an increase of 573 cases. The province remains the epicentre of Canada’s COVID-19 outbreak, with a total of 4,069 deaths as of May 25 — accounting for over 60 per cent of the country’s death toll.

Other provinces announced new cases of the coronavirus on Monday as well.

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Cases in British Columbia rose by another 12 on Monday, while a total of 19 more cases were announced in Alberta.

Saskatchewan announced a single-digit increase in COVID-19 infections with an increase of just two cases.

In Atlantic Canada, Nova Scotia remained the only province to report an additional coronavirus infection with an announcement of one case.

More to come…

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