The new numbers, which are tallied from updates from provincial health authorities across the country, also count at least 13,100 recoveries from the virus and over 598,000 tests, Global News reported.
As of April 21, a total of 1,834 people have died in Canada due to the spread of COVID-19.
Quebec and Ontario made up the brunt of Tuesday’s new infections and deaths, with 807 and 551 new cases announced in those provinces, respectfully.
The new numbers from Quebec on Tuesday pushed the province past a grim landmark Tuesday as deaths linked to the coronavirus there reached 1,041.
Both Quebec’s cases, which stand at just over 20,000, and its deaths account for more than half of Canada’s overall COVID-19 casualties.
Tuesday’s new cases also comes amid discussions between health officials to potentially ease virus restrictions in order to reinforce Canada’s food and medical supply chains.