The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada for Thursday, Dec. 10

The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern):

11:10 a.m.

Quebec is reporting 1,842 new COVID-19 cases today and 33 new deaths linked to the novel coronavirus.

Of the deaths, eight occurred in the previous 24 hours, 18 were reported in the five days before that and the others were on earlier or unknown dates.

The number of hospitalizations increased by four to 848, while those requiring intensive care went down by eight to 113.

The province has now reported 158,310 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 7,382 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.


10:45 a.m.

Ontario is reporting a record 1,983 new cases of COVID-19 today, and 35 new deaths due to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says 515 cases are in Peel Region, 496 in Toronto, and 208 in York Region.

The province says it has conducted 61,809 tests since the last daily report.

In total, 829 people are hospitalized in Ontario due to COVID-19, including 228 in intensive care.

The province also says 132 people are on ventilators in hospital.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 10, 2020

The Canadian Press