Coronavirus: Canada death toll jumps by almost 50 percent in less than a day

Sunday-2020-03-22 | 06:00 pm arabian_international

The Canadian death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped almost 50 percent to 19 in less than a day, official figures released by the federal government showed on Sunday.

Ottawa said late on Saturday that 13 people had died but by 9 a.m. Eastern Time (1300 GMT) on Sunday that number had grown to 19, a 46 percent increase. The number of confirmed cases rose to 1,302 from 1,099.