March 21, 2020 / 4:37 PM / 18 days ago

Canada's death toll from coronavirus rises to 13 - government

People wearing face masks and goggles wait to check in for an international flight at the Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Jesse Winter

(Reuters) - Canada’s death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has risen to 13 from 12 the previous day, with confirmed cases rising to 1,099, a government official said on Saturday.

The government has tested around 83,000 people for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, the official said.

Reporting by Denny Thomas in Toronto; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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