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The latest numbers on COVID-19 in Canada for Oct. 6

The latest numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canada as of 4 a.m. EDT on Oct. 6, 2020:

There are 168,961 confirmed cases in Canada.

- Quebec: 79,650 confirmed (including 5,884 deaths, 66,180 resolved)

- Ontario: 54,814 confirmed (including 2,980 deaths, 46,360 resolved)

- Alberta: 18,935 confirmed (including 280 deaths, 16,872 resolved)

Tam urges Thanksgiving caution amid case rise

Plan ahead to make sure this year's Thanksgiving holiday is safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada's top public health officer urged on Sunday as case counts continued to soar in several parts of the country.

Dr. Theresa Tam said indoor holiday gatherings of family or friends should be kept small, especially in provinces such as Quebec Ontario where infection rates are highest.

University of Guelph testing campus residences' wastewater to detect COVID-19

Researchers from the University of Guelph say they're testing wastewater from campus residences for early signs of COVID-19 and could find out this week if new cases are cropping up.

Professors Lawrence Goodridge and Ed McBean say the tests detect levels of the novel coronavirus released in human feces.

Ontario is in a COVID-19 second wave: Ford

TORONTO - Ontario is experiencing a second wave of COVID-19, Premier Doug Ford declared Monday, saying his government was looking at all options to combat an alarming surge in cases.

Ford said the 700 latest cases reported by the province - the highest daily increase since the start of the pandemic - were extremely troubling and called on the public to help fight the latest spike.

Hospitals call for new COVID-19 restrictions as new cases surge

TORONTO - Ontario's hospitals are calling on the government to reinstate restrictions in COVID-19 hot spots as the province reports its highest daily case increase since the start of the pandemic.

The government recorded 700 new cases on Monday, most of them in the Greater Toronto Area and Ottawa.