UK Records Highest Daily Number Of Coronavirus Cases

Katie Ramirez
December 25, 2020

As the province prepares for another lockdown, Quebec reported Thursday that 2,349 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the province, a new daily record that brings the total number of positive cases to 185,872 since the start of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, Hancock said that another new variant of the novel coronavirus, reportedly related to travellers from South Africa, has been detected in Britain, and two cases have been reported so far.

On Wednesday, the Montreal Children's Hospital said it was accepting adult patients in its intensive care unit to free up space at the other hospitals dealing with COVID-19.

Total coronavirus cases in the province have now reached 181,276, along with 7,794 deaths.

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The province reports that it gave out 3,942 doses of vaccine Wednesday for a total of 11,171. This is the sixth day in a row that cases have been over 2,000.

More than 40 countries have imposed travel restrictions on travelers from Britain amid fears of the new virus strain. With over 1,000 cases of the variant discovered in the United Kingdom, scientists are puzzled to determine if the variant, named as VUI-202012/01, represents an increased health risk especially when some nations has now begun administering vaccines among people.

The number of hospitalizations increased by seven compared to the previous day, for a cumulative total of 1,055. The seven-day rolling average of new cases is 6,675.

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