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​COVID-19 cases top 100,000 in Canada

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Canada reported 409 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, pushing the total number to 100,629, according to the country’s Health Ministry.

So far, 8,346 people have died from the infection in Canada. Over two million tests have been conducted throughout the country. As many as 63,000 patients have recovered from the virus.

Ontario and Quebec reported the most coronavirus cases in Canada on Friday, while the Atlantic provinces continued to see no new infections.

Ontario announced 178 new coronavirus cases Friday, bringing the province’s total to 33,095.

Overall, the province’s new cases have been on the decline. It is the 12th day in a row less than 300 new cases have been confirmed and the sixth day in a row that new cases have been in the 100s.

A pneumonia outbreak caused by the COVID-19 virus (previously known as 2019-nCoV) emerged in China’s city of Wuhan, a large trade and industrial center with a population of 12 million, in late December 2019. Since then, nearly all parts of the world reported cases of the new coronavirus. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.

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