The nine deaths reported Saturday include four from the Edmonton zone, three from the Calgary zone and two from the South zone.
As of Friday, there were seven active COVID-19 cases amongst Edmonton Institution staff.
Ontario reported a record daily increase of 1,588 cases on Saturday, surpassing the province's previous single-day high of 1,581 cases on November 14.
Another 1,155 new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed overnight in Alberta, a new daily high for COVID-19 diagnoses.
New Brunswick announced 23 new cases, setting a new single-day high and bringing the total cases to 424.
The province has for weeks recorded the highest per-capita rate of new infections in Canada. There are now 10,655 active cases in the province.Читайте также: China Plans to Launch Moon Probe
This will be the first press conference held updating the province about coronavirus since Wednesday when Hinshaw noted that 11 more people had died from the virus in Alberta.
Quebec has reported 1,189 new cases and 32 more deaths, five of which occurred within the last day, while 646 people are in hospital.
On November 21, four different provinces reported single-day highs for new positive tests, as the country overall confirmed almost 5,000 new cases in just 24 hours.
Also on Saturday, the city of Edmonton recorded its own record high increase with 566 new casesfor a total of 14,622.
The surging numbers come a day after new federal modeling showed daily COVID-19 tallies could reach 20,000 nationwide if Canadians don't drastically limit their contacts in a bid to stop transmission.
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