Another day, another coronavirus update. COVID-19 cases in Canada continue to rise as the country officially reached 16,653 total cases. The hardest-hit province of them all continues to be Quebec.

Here's everything you need to know for April 7.

As of 6:45 p.m. ET on April 6, the government of Canada has officially confirmed 16,653 of those cases. That includes 323 deaths across the country.

Justin Trudeau announced on Monday that the federal government’s Emergency Response Benefit would be updated to now also be accessible by students, gig workers, contractors, struggling businesses, volunteer firefighters, and those working reduced hours due to the pandemic.

In her latest update on April 6, Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada now says non-medical face protection can be used along with social distancing measures when individuals are out and about to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Alberta announced the death of a woman in her 20s due to complications from the novel coronavirus on April 4. She's reported to be the youngest COVID-19 death in the country as of now. Dr. Hinshaw, the Chief Medical Officer Of Health for Alberta, said that it's not clear at this time whether she had any underlying medical conditions. 

The latest figures tracking COVID-19 in Ontario reported on Monday, April 6 that there are 309 new positive cases of the virus in the province today. That is actually the lowest the overnight jump has been so far this month and the smallest one-day rise since March 31.

Edmonton Police arrested a man for coughing on a bus driver during an altercation on April 5. During his subsequent arrest, the individual revealed that he had tested positive for COVID-19 in Alberta.

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