The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

2020 October 7– Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) has now globally infected 35,906,341 people and so far, claimed a million lives.

US is still bracing for the most cases of 7.5 million followed by India with 6.7 million infected with COVID-19.

In Canada, the total number of cases shows 173,936 with 9,582 deaths.


Quebec is reporting fewer than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 for the first time in six days.

Authorities reported 900 new COVID-19 infections today and one death attributed to the novel coronavirus that they said occurred in the past 24 hours.

The province says another four deaths linked to the virus occurred between Sept. 30 and Oct. 5, and says two other deaths occurred at an unknown date, bringing the total to 5,906 since the pandemic began.

Hospitalizations increased by 12 to 409, with 62 people in intensive care, a decrease of five. 

10:30 a.m.

Ontario is reporting 583 new cases of COVID-19 today and one additional death due to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 173 cases are in Toronto, 121 in Ottawa, 75 in York Region and 70 in Peel Region, with 60 per cent of the new cases in people under the age of 40.

The province says it has a backlog of 55,413 tests and has conducted 43,277 tests since its last daily report.

In total, 195 people are hospitalized in Ontario due to COVID-19, including 43 in intensive care.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 7, 2020.

The Canadian Press