Nov 07, 2020
By Jeremy Logan
The number of COVID-19 cases continues to soar across Canada, with Ontario reaching a new one-day high Saturday, and Quebec breaking past 1,000 daily infections for the fourth straight day.
The national tally currently stands at more than 258,000, with nearly half in Quebec and about a third from Ontario.
Daily counts spiked above 1,100 new infections in Ontario and included 11 new deaths linked to the novel coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Quebec reported more than 1,200 new cases and 29 more deaths linked to the virus.
Troubling spikes have also been seen on the Prairies and West Coast in recent days.
British Columbia’s provincial health officer and health minister planned to hold a rare weekend news conference Saturday afternoon.