COVID-19 Pandemic: Grim Statistics show 14,697 Deaths and Over 75,000 Cases Nationally

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Thunder Bay – COVID-19 Update – There is no local updates on COVID-19 reports on Christmas Day from the Thunder Bay District Health Unit, or Northwestern Health Unit. The Thunder Bay District Health Unit will resume daily reports on December 27, 2021.

Looking at the national scene, across Canada, as of December 24, 2020, there have been a total of 528,354 confirmed cases of the virus. 14,697 people have died in Canada as a result of COVID-19. There are 75,305 active cases currently, although that number is expected to climb.

Health Canada reported that there were 6,845 new cases on Thursday, December 24, 2020 which were counted from from 89,189 completed tests.

The positivity rate for COVID-19 tests in Canada is currently 7.7 per cent. The seven-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases is 6,675.

There were 172 new reported deaths Thursday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 798 new reported deaths. The seven-day rolling average of new reported deaths is 114. The seven-day rolling average of the death rate is 0.3 per 100,000 people. The overall death rate is 38.83 per 100,000 people.

COVID-19 HotSpots

The greatest number of cases of COVID-19 are in Quebec and Ontario. While having the largest populations, it might make sense that this would mean the greatest number of cases, the positivity rates, 21 per cent in Quebec and 4.4 per cent in Ontario, coupled with the number of cases demonstrate the seriousness of the issue.

Quebec

In Quebec overall there have been 183,523 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic started. Right now, as of December 24, 2020 there are 19,381 active cases reported.

7,867 people so far in Quebec have died of the virus.

Quebec reported 2,247 new cases Thursday from 10,758 completed tests.

The rate of active cases is 228.42 per 100,000 people. The seven-day rolling average of new cases in Quebec is a startling 2,050 cases.

On December 24th there were seventy-three deaths reported. Over the past week 254 people have died of the COVID-19 virus.

There were 73 new reported deaths Thursday. Over the past seven days there have been a total of 254 new reported deaths.

Ontario

In Ontario since the pandemic began there have been 162,663 confirmed cases of the virus. There have been 4,229 people who have died from COVID-19.

Ontario reported 2,408 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, December 24, 2020. This was from 54,808 completed tests. The Ontario positivity rate is 4.4 per cent.

The seven-day rolling average of new cases in Ontario is 2,304.

Ontario recorded 41 deaths on Christmas Eve 2020. In Ontario over the past week there have been 194 people who have died from the virus, an average of 28 people per day have died over the past week.

British Columbia

In British Columbia there have been 48,027 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic started. As of December 24, 2020 there were10,279 active cases of the virus.

796 people have died of COVID-19 in British Columbia since the pandemic started.

British Columbia reported 517 new cases on Thursday, December 24, 2020. The positivity rate in the province is 2.9 per cent.

In the province over the past week, there was a total of 3,924 new cases of COVID-19. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 561.

19 people were reported dead on December 24, 2020 in British Columbia. The seven-day rolling average of new reported deaths is 15.

Alberta

Alberta has seen 93,781 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic started. As of December 24, 2020 there were 17,821 active cases of the virus.

Since the pandemic started 890 Albertans have died from COVID-19.

Alberta reported there were 1,301 new cases of the virus on Thursday, December 24, 2020. Over the past week the province reported a total of 9,184 new cases.

19 more Albertans died of the COVID-19 virus on December 24, 2020. Over the past week, 130 Albertans have died from COVID-19.

Manitoba

Manitoba has seen 23,381 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and a total of 605 Manitobans have died as a result of the pandemic.

Manitoba reported 201 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, December 24, 2020. The positivity rate in Manitoba is 9.4 per cent.

Manitoba Health officials said 15 people died from the virus on Christmas Eve. Over the past week 82 Manitobans have died from COVID-19.

The “Second Wave” is going strong across these provinces.

The reality is the solution is in our hands. Follow the recommendations and guidelines from health officials. Respect the lockdown rules, no matter how inconvenient they might seem, or watch the numbers of deaths continue to surge upwards.