Another record high: Quebec reports 2,349 new COVID-19 cases, 46 deaths

Another record high: Quebec reports 2,349 new COVID-19 cases, 46 deaths”

The Government said a further 744 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Wednesday, bringing the United Kingdom total to 69,051. Forty-six people died.

Thousands of cases of the more infectious variant of coronavirus have been detected across Britain, indicating that the new strain had clearly spread beyond areas under the toughest Tier Four restrictions, The Guardian newspaper reported.

On December 22, the province administered 1,891 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 for a total of 7,229 doses given to Quebecers since the vaccine became available. Ontario's previous daily high was 2,432 infections, reported a week ago.

While the number of hospitalizations decreased to 1,052, there were four more people in intensive care, for a total of 146.

It is the highest deaths figure reported on one day since April 29 during the first peak of the virus.

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The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. December 24, 2020.

Public health is also reporting a total of 158,201 cases that have been deemed "recoveries". The rate of active cases is 200.34 per 100,000 people.

Official figures showed there had been 36,804 new cases and a further 691 deaths within 28 days of a positive test, both up markedly from a day before.

It comes as the Government implemented a travel ban on passengers arriving in England from South Africa after two cases of another new strain of Covid-19 linked to the country were identified in the UK.

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