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Canada's COVID-19 Death Toll Has Topped 13,000 & Most Were In Just Two Provinces

Almost 100 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.
Canada's COVID-19 Death Toll Has Topped 13K & Most Were In Just Two Provinces

While the pandemic continues to affect every province and territory, some spots have been hit harder than others. Canada’s COVID-19 death toll has topped 13,000 and over 85% of deaths were reported in just two provinces.

On Saturday, December 12, the federal government shared its most up-to-date statistics from across the country.

The data revealed that 6,011 new positive tests had been reported in the previous 24 hours, taking the country’s overall case-count to 454,852.

In addition, 99 new deaths were confirmed, taking Canada’s total death toll to 13,350.

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13,350 Total COVID-19 deaths

The data also confirmed where the majority of these cases and deaths are being recorded.

As of December 12, 66% of Canada’s overall COVID-19 cases have been reported by Ontario and Quebec alone.

Similarly, 85.5% of the country’s total deaths have been confirmed by the same two provinces.

While Ontario and Quebec also have the highest overall case counts in Canada, with 161,921 and 138,504 total cases respectively, they’re not the only spots recording high numbers of positive tests.

As of the same date, Alberta had confirmed 78,382 total cases while British Columbia had reported 40,797.

Despite the high figures, hope is on the horizon.

Over the weekend, the first photos of Canada’s shipment of Pfizer vaccines were shared online. Around 30,000 doses are expected to arrive in the country by Monday.

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