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Canada Coronavirus Death Toll Jumps by Almost 50 per cent to 19 in Less Than a Day

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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% increase. The number of confirmed cases rose to 1,302 from 1,099.

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  • Last Updated: March 22, 2020, 8:58 PM IST
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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% increase. The number of confirmed cases rose to 1,302 from 1,099.

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