Canada on Saturday added 4,800 cases to the Corona virus novel, revealing a series of revelations about elected officials and their holidays following the resignation of an Ontario cabinet minister.
The country’s cassette is now 586,425 after several provinces began reporting new COVID-19 data after the holiday break. A total of 3,922 laboratory confirmed cases have been reported by the provinces, with Alberta authorities estimating a further 900 cases.
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A further 58 deaths were reported, bringing the country’s death toll to 15,714. To date, 495,000 patients in Canada have recovered from the virus, while more than 18.58 million trials have been administered.
Saturday’s data draws a finite snapshot of the country’s total Govt-19 cassette as many provinces and all regions such as BC, Alberta, Quebec and PEI do not report new epidemics during the holidays or weekends.
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The new lawsuits come amid reports that other politicians are on vacation following the resignation of Rod Phillips from his Ontario cabinet on Thursday.
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Several Alberta politicians and senior staff have been found to have made trips in recent weeks, including Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Alard and MLAs Jason Stephen, Pat Rehn, Tanya Fir and Jeremy Nixon.
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Saskatchewan MLA Joe Hargreave recently visited California to sell his house in Palm Springs and saw the Quebec MNA bear on vacation in Barbados.
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CAQ MNA Yuri Chase also faced criticism after the Canadian Press revealed that she was visiting her husband in Peru.
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On Thursday, Central NDP Manitoba MP Nikki Ashton was removed from her critical roles after it was revealed that she had recently traveled to Greece to visit a sick relative.
Cases in Ontario on Saturday broke records, with 3,363 new infections reported in a single day. There were a total of 5,839 cases on January 1 and January 2, raising the number of COVID-19 infections to 187,998.
Saskatchewan has reported 210 more cases in the last 24 hours, while Manitoba has recorded 326 new infections in the last two days.
In Atlantic Canada, New Brunswick recorded 10 more cases, while Nova Scotia saw 13. Newfoundland and Labrador reported no new cases Saturday.
Alberta, which did not release the official number of new cases on Saturday, is estimated by public health officials to have added another 900 virus cases.
Johns Hopkins University reports more than 84,511,153 cases of the Corona virus novel. A total of 1,834,573 people have died from the virus, leading to cases and deaths in the United States, India and Brazil.
– With the Emerald Benzodown files of the Canadian Press and Global News.
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