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Canada coronavirus cases rise to almost 12,000, death toll up by almost 20%

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada has recorded almost 12,000 cases of the new coronavirus and the death toll jumped by almost 20% from Thursday, according to data posted by the country’s public health agency on Friday.

The agency said on its Web site that cases gained by about 16% to 11,747 from 10,132 a day ago, and deaths climbed to 152 from 127 on Thursday.

(Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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