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Canada's daily COVID-19 cases continue rising

24 Nov 2020, 09:51 GMT+10

OTTAWA, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- Canada reported 5,119 new cases of the COVID-19 and additional 49 deaths Monday evening, according to CTV.

It is the fourth straight day in which Canada has reported case numbers above the 5,000 mark.

Canada had confirmed a total of 337,555 COVID-19 cases and 11,521 deaths, CTV reported.

Across Canada, the number of people experiencing severe illness continued to increase.

Ontario reported record-high 1,589 new COVID-19 cases on Monday as Toronto and Peel Region in the province started lockdown.

Alberta announced 1,549 new cases of the disease on Monday while Quebec confirmed 1,164 cases of COVID-19 and 13 deaths and Manitoba announced record-high 543 new cases.

The country's provincial and territorial data indicated that 1,840 people with COVID-19 were being treated in Canadian hospitals on average each day during the most recent seven-day period, including 376 being treated in intensive care units, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada on Monday.

According to the agency's COVID-19 modeling charts released last Friday, Canada could see upward of 60,000 new cases of COVID-19 by the end of December if Canadians increase their contacts and gatherings.

The modeling showed the country's daily case counts were increasing significantly and rapid growth was occurring in several provinces.

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