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Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam is seen during a news conference Friday, September 11, 2020 in Ottawa.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

Canada reported zero COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours for the first time since March 15, according to public health agency data released late on Friday.

Canada’s death toll from the pandemic stood at 9,163 as of Sept. 11, the same as the number of the deaths reported on Sept. 10, government data showed.

But the number of positive cases rose by 702 to 135,626 on Sept. 11 from the previous day, the data showed.

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