Canadian coronavirus deaths rise by almost 12% in a day: Official data

Reuters , Sunday 19 Apr 2020

Family members wave to a relative as they stand outside the Eatonville Care Centre in Toronto on Saturday, April 18, 2020. The long-term care facility has had multiple COVID-19 cases and deaths reported. (Photo: AP)

The total number of people killed by the coronavirus in Canada rose by just under 12% to 1,506 in a day, official data posted by the public health agency showed on Sunday.

In a statement posted shortly before 11:00 eastern time (1500 GMT), it said the figure for those diagnosed with the coronavirus had climbed to 33,922. The respective figures on Saturday were 1,346 deaths and 32,412 positive diagnoses.

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