On Thursday, Oct. 8, jurisdictions around Canada reported 2,437 new cases of COVID-19, 17 fatalities and 1,842 recently recovered patients.
Following investigations in Quebec and Manitoba, one death and one case were removed from their totals. However, Canada’s active case count still went up by 578 on Thursday, for a total of 18,494 currently infected patients nationwide.
Ontario started the day by reporting a record-high spike of 797 new cases of COVID-19. In addition, 100 new cases were identified in the K-12 school setting, in a 24-hour stretch in which 36 learning institutions reported their first infections.
In Quebec, more than 1,000 new patients were identified for the sixth time over a seven-day stretch, as worrisome trends continue to develop in multiple regions of the province. In addition, 202 new cases were identified among students and staff.
Sixty-seven new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Manitoba, which marks the second-largest