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Canada Overtakes U.S. in New Covid Cases for First Time

  • Ontario closes schools to in-person learning as new cases soar
  • Province shifts critical cases between hospitals as ICUs fill
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For the first time since the pandemic began, Canada has passed a grim milestone, with more new Covid-19 cases per capita than the U.S.

There have been roughly 22 new recorded cases per 100,000 people in the country over the past seven days. Ontario is being hit the hardest with hospitals coming under increasing strain, especially in Toronto, the country’s largest city.