COVID-19 In Canada: 4 Provinces Just Broke Records As The Country Reports 5K New Cases

It was another record-breaking day related to COVID-19 in Canada.

On November 21, four different provinces reported single-day highs for new positive tests, as the country overall confirmed nearly 5,000 new cases in just 24 hours.

On Saturday, Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick all reported an all-time-high figure, according to a report from CTV News.

In addition, Nova Scotia confirmed a significant jump in their case-count, recording its highest number of positive tests in months.

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4,992 New cases of COVID-19 

The near-5,000 positive tests reported across the country include 1,588 in Ontario and 1,336 in Alberta.

Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia recorded 433, 23 and 8 new cases respectively.

Quebec, which has reported the highest total number of COVID-19 patients so far, confirmed 1,189 new cases on the same day.

This comes just days after the federal government revealed Canada could report up to 20,000 new daily cases of COVID-19 by December.

In response to the country’s rising case-count, Trudeau held a press conference outside of Rideau Cottage on November 20.

"We're in a moment right now where, even with all the sacrifices I know Canadians have been making these past 10 months, we are now going to have to really tighten up once again," he said.

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Health officials say the person was in "close contact" with another individual who had recently travelled back from "one of the identified countries in southern Africa," according to a press release.

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The infected person entered the U.S. before Omicron even had a name.

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The White House and the CDC confirmed the first U.S. case of COVID-19 caused by the new COVID-19 variant on Wednesday, one week after public health experts warned that it was becoming a problem in South Africa.

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