OTTAWA, April 1. /TASS/. The number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Canada has increased by 1,111 in the past day and reached 8,548, the country's health ministry said on Tuesday.
Most new cases were registered in Quebec, where the total number of novel coronavirus cases reached 4,162. A considerable number of coronavirus cases was also reported in Ontario (1,966), as well as in British Columbia (970). The health ministry said that 353 people were hospitalized.
The first case of novel coronavirus was confirmed in Canada on January 15. As of now, 96 people died, and 1,242 people recovered. Novel coronavirus cases were confirmed in 12 out of 14 Canadian provinces.
In late December 2019, Chinese authorities notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, in central China. Since then, cases of the novel coronavirus — named COVID-19 by the WHO — have been reported in more than 160 countries, including Russia.