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Canada’s daily coronavirus death toll surges from day prior as 705 new cases reported

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The death toll from the novel coronavirus in Canada more than doubled from the day prior, with 69 lives reported taken on Tuesday.

A further 705 new cases of COVID-19 were also identified across Canada as the country moved into its second week of daily cases ranging below the 1,000 mark.

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Tuesday’s numbers brings Canada’s total lab-confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths to 92,399 and 7,395, respectively.

Of those total cases, over 50,000 people have recovered from the virus. Canada-wide coronavirus tests have also surpassed 1.8 million.

Ontario, which reported 446 new cases surpassed the total reported by Quebec at 239 for the second straight day however.

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Until Monday, Quebec was generally considered the epicentre of Canada’s COVID-19 outbreak as both daily reported cases and deaths within the province topped the country over the course of the pandemic.

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Both cases and deaths within the eastern province account for more than half of Canada’s totals.

Several other provinces have also announced new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday.

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British Columbia reported only four new cases of the virus, whereas Alberta added another 13 infections. No fatalities linked to COVID-19 were reported by either province.

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Manitoba also announced two new cases of the virus. The province’s death toll, however, has remained at seven since the first week of May.

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In Atlantic Canada, only New Brunswick was the only province to report a new case of the virus.