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COVID-19 cases continue to soar across Canada fueled by Omicron variant – National

COVID-19 Cases are continuing to soar across the country, with Ontario and Quebec each posting more than 3,000 new cases today fueled by Omicron variant of the new coronavirus.

A day after setting a pandemic record for daily cases, Quebec reported 3,631 new infections, two deaths and a spike in hospitalizations in the latest numbers.

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Meanwhile, Ontario reported 3,301 new infections – the highest number since early May – and four more deaths.

This increase is also being seen in other provinces, as Nova Scotia has reported 426 new cases.


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As infections soar across the country ahead of the Christmas holiday, a series of restrictions are being reimposed by provincial governments next week while Ottawa will tighten border rules as of Tuesday. require a negative pre-arrival molecular test result for COVID-19, even for short trips less than 72 hours.

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On Friday, public health director Dr Theresa Tam said the number of Omicrons had increased rapidly since last week and she urged Canadians to adjust their holiday plans.


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