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Provinces warn record COVID-19 cases reported are underestimations

Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia reported record high COVID-19 case counts on Christmas Eve as Nunavut ordered a full lockdown to prevent further spread of the virus.

Health officials across the country warned the latest numbers are an underestimation and a sign of what is yet to come, and again urged people to rethink large gatherings over the holidays.

Quebec reported just over 10,000 new daily infections on Friday, a record over the 9,397 cases reported a day earlier.

Ontario had 9,571 new cases, a jump from 5,790 on Thursday.

Read more: COVID-19 cases expected to continue to rise in Ontario after record jump: Health Ministry

“The Omicron variant is more contagious than anything seen since the start of the pandemic,”

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