Canada records more than two million COVID 19 cases Canada has officially logged more than two million reported cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.
The government of Canada’s health website says the total case count was 2,000,976 as of Dec. 26, 2021.
The website wasn’t updated over the holiday period.
The highly transmissible Omicron variant has spurred a surge in cases across the country and health-care analysts have said the true number of infections is likely far higher than what is reported.
Manitoba has imposed new public health restrictions after recording eight COVID-related deaths and over 21-hundred new cases over a three-day period.
Quebec reported 8,231 cases, and Health Minister Christian Dube urged people to reduce contacts after hospitalizations climbed by more than 140 over a four-day period.
In Atlantic Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador reported a record 357 infections in the last three days, while Prince Edward Island reported 156 cases over the same period.
Also on Monday, Labour Minister Seamus O’Regan confirmed he had tested positive for COVID-19 after taking a rapid test