On Saturday, Sept. 26, Ontario and Quebec continued their worrisome COVID-19 case trends, but this time there was a particular impact in hospitals.
Both provinces are seeing their highest amount of hospitalizations and ICU virus patients in months. In addition, the 698 cases that were reported by Quebec is the most in a 24-hour stretch since May 21.
In Manitoba, 65 new cases were announced. It’s the second largest spike throughout the pandemic for the province, which now has a record-high 545 active cases.
For more on Saturday’s top stories, and on how the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the country, please refer to our live updates below on Yahoo News Canada.
12,081 active COVID-19 cases in Canada: 151,671 diagnoses, 9,262 deaths and 130,328 recoveries (as of Sept. 26, 4:30 p.m. ET)
Alberta – 1,497 active cases (17,343 total cases, including 261 deaths, 15,585 resolved)
British Columbia – 1,349