Coronavirus cases in Canada: More than 104,000 infections and 8,600 deaths

Bryan Meler
Associate Editor, Yahoo News Canada

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Total COVID-19 cases in Canada: 104,771 diagnoses, 8,642 deaths and 68,234 recoveries (as of July 2, 8:00 p.m. ET)

  • Alberta -  8,202 cases, including 155 deaths (7,505 resolved)

  • British Columbia - 2,940 cases, 177 deaths (2,603 resolved)

  • Manitoba - 325 cases, 7 deaths (302 resolved)

  • New Brunswick - 165 cases, 2 deaths (158 resolved)

  • Newfoundland and Labrador - 261 cases, 3 deaths (258 resolved)

  • Northwest Territories - 5 cases (5 resolved)

  • Nova Scotia - 1,064 cases, 63 deaths (998 resolved)

  • Ontario -  35,370 cases, 2,680 deaths (30,730 resolved)

  • Prince Edward Island - 27 cases (27 resolved)

  • Quebec - 55,593 cases, 5,541 deaths (25,034 resolved)

  • Saskatchewan - 795 cases, 14 deaths (701 resolved)

  • Yukon - 11 cases (11 resolved)

  • Nunavut - 0 cases (1 false positive case, 1 probable case pending confirmation)

  • CFB Trenton - 13 cases (13 resolved)

Authorities in Canada are working to contain the spread of COVID-19, which the World Health Organization deemed a pandemic in mid-March.

Canadians have contracted the disease while travelling in other countries from all over the world. Certain cases in Canada, which are linked to travel, have led to human-to-human transmission between close contacts, while community spread has been reported in the majority of Canada’s provinces.

In order to contain the spread, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has restricted Canada’s borders, provinces and territories have declared states of emergencies, while people returning back to Canada must self-isolate for 14 days upon return under the Quarantine Act.

Timeline of coronavirus cases in Canada July 2020

July 2

Presumptive case identified in Nunavut

After a false positive case earlier this year, the territory may have its first case of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in Canada.

On Thursday, a worker at Mary River Mine on Baffin Island was tested as part of routine screening of all workers, and was identified as a probable case. Confirmation is likely to come early next week.

One more death in Saskatchewan

A person with COVID-19 has died in the province, bringing the provincial total number of COVID-19-related deaths to 14. There were also ten new cases reported on Thursday, as the total number of cases diagnosed in the province reached 795.

Quebec reports 14 more deaths

As the province continues to reopen, Quebec continues to report more cases of COVID-19 and related fatalities, albeit seeing much smaller increases each day. There were 69 new cases reported on Thursday, as well as 14 more deaths related to the virus. In hospital, 411 people are under care for COVID-19 including 32 in intensive care.

Ontario farm hit hard by COVID-19

Migrant workers at an Ontario farm are experiencing an outbreak in the Windsor-Essex region. There are 191 workers on the farm who are currently infected with COVID-19.

On Thursday, a total of 153 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ontario. There have also been four more deaths.

Timelines of cases prior to July