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More than 22,000 coronavirus cases confirmed in Canada — health ministry

Health ministry in Canada has said the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country has grown by nearly 1,400 in the past day and reached 22,133 as at Friday 10th of April.

According to the  ministry, around 391,300 people in Canada have been tested for novel coronavirus Pandemic. 

Most coroanvirus cases were reported in the provinces of Quebes (11,677), Ontario (6,237) and Alberta (1,500).

The first coronavirus case in Canada was registered on January 15. As of now, the death toll reached 569, over 6,000 people recovered. Twelve out of thirteen Canadian provinces have been affected, with an exception of Nunavut.

Many Canadian provinces declared state of emergency over coronavirus outbreak. On March 21, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not rule out that a nationwide state of emergency may be declared in the country.
World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak on March 11, 2020 a pandemic. The previously unknown pneumonia started in the city of Wuhan, in central China in late december 2019. Since then, cases of the novel coronavirus — named COVID-19 by the WHO — have been reported in every corner of the globe.

Currently, over 1,600,000 people have been infected worldwide and more than 95,800 deaths have been reported. 

Over 357,000 individuals have also recovered from the illness across the globe.

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