Canada coronavirus deaths rise by almost 9% to 734 - public health agency

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  • Monday, 13 Apr 2020

FILE PHOTO: A frontline healthcare worker attends people at the Etobicoke General Hospital drive-thru COVID-19 assessment centre as the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases continue to grow, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The number of people killed by the coronavirus in Canada rose by almost 9% to 734 in a day, official data posted by the public health agency showed on Monday.

By 11 a.m. eastern time (1500 GMT), the total number of those diagnosed with the coronavirus had risen to 24,804. The respective figures at the same time on Sunday were 674 deaths and 23,719 positive diagnoses.

(Reporting by Steve Scherer, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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