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The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada
Latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (still in the East): 7:55 p.m. Youkon recorded three new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total for the territory to 29. The Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Dr Brendan Hanley says the three cases have been linked to a previous case, with ongoing contracts monitoring. — 5:40 p.m. Alberta reported 1,155 new cases of COVID-19 in the second consecutive record-breaking day. The province also reported 11 more deaths for a total of 462. Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr Deena Hinshaw said 6.5% of some 17,000 tests in the past 24 hours came back positive. There are 310 people in the hospital, including 58 in intensive care. — 4:00 p.m. Toronto and neighboring Peel will be closed starting Monday. The Ontario government says that means there are no public events or social gatherings held indoors except with members of non-essential retailers will be limited to curbside pickup, indoor meals in restaurants will be prohibited and indoor sports facilities will be closed Grocery stores, pharmacies and supermarkets will be deemed essential and will remain open, with capacity limits. Schools and daycares will remain open. lockdown will last for at least 28 days and the province says it will fine people $ 750 for breaking public health rules. — 3 p.m. Iain Stewart, president of the Public Health Agency of Canada, confirmed on Friday afternoon that Canada expects six million doses of two COVID-19 vaccines before the end of the month of There are four million doses of Pfizer vaccine and two million Moderna in the country, but neither will be delivered until they complete their final clinical trials and are approved by Health Canada for use. for use in Canada. Stewart said there are currently negotiations with provinces and territories over how the vaccines will be distributed among them, but personal protective equipment and COVID-19 testing, the distribution was carried out in partly on the basis of population and partly on other factors, including needs. — 2:00 p.m. Newfoundland and Labrador today reports three new cases of COVID-19, bringing its total active number of cases to 13, officials say one of the cases is travel-related and concerns a man who returned to the province from Nova Scotia; another case is close contact of a previously reported infection in the Grand Bank area, while the source of the third case is currently under investigation. All individuals are now self-isolating and public health contact tracing is ongoing. — 1:45 p.m. Manitoba reports 437 new cases of COVID-19 and nine additional deaths. According to the provincial public health official, the 10-day test positive rate in Steinbach, the province’s hotspot, is now 40%. Dr Brent Roussin again asks people to stay home as much as possible and says he noticed that the streets on his drive to work this morning were much busier than they were in the spring. — 12:15 p.m. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Canada-U.S. Border will remain closed until December 21 Visits such as vacations, day trips and cross-border shopping trips have been banned since March to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Mutual restrictions were jointly extended to one month. Trudeau says that with the rise in COVID-19 cases across the country, he will be working from home as much as possible and again holding press conferences outside his Rideau Cottage residence. – – 12:23 p.m. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says now is the time for Canadians to further limit personal contact and cancel social plans. Trudeau urges people to stay home and asks businesses to leave employees working from home amid a COVID-19 spike in Tudeau say controlling the virus is the best way to protect the economy, even if it means going into lockdown, as some areas have done. also referred to new business support measures passed by the Senate on Thursday, including lower commercial rents. and an extension of the federal wage subsidy. — 12:06 p.m. Nova Scotia reports five new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of active cases to 28. The new infections are all in the Central Health Zone, which includes Halifax. One case is at Auburn Drive High School, while another is linked to a previous case, while the other three are under investigation. Nova Scotia has had a total of 1,160 cases with 1,067 now resolved and 65 deaths. — 11:08 a.m. A COVID-19 outbreak has left a Winnipeg long-term care home so short-staffed that it has asked loved ones to come and sit by residents’ bedsides. The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says 42 of the 81 residents of Golden Links Lodge have tested positive. , the house called paramedics and two people spent the night at the house.The authority says the house has asked the families of the residents to send someone to sit with their loved ones to monitor any changes in their condition . — 11:06 am reports 1,259 new COVID-19 infections and 32 more deaths attributed to novel coronavirus, nine of which have occurred in past 24 hours Health officials say COVID-19-related hospitalizations have declined of 27, to 624 and 96 people are in intensive care, down from five. Province says 1,526 more people have recovered from the virus, for a total of 111,326 recoveries — 11:02 am Nunavut reports 10 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the territory, which has confirmed its first case just two weeks ago, at 84.The worst epidemic remains in the community of Arviat, which now has 58 cases.The territory has closed all shops, schools and other services. — 10:45 a.m. Ontario topped 100,000 total COVID-19 cases. The province is today reporting 1,418 new cases and eight deaths from the novel coronavirus, bringing Ontario to a total of 100,790 cases and 3,451 deaths. Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 400 new cases in Peel Region, 393 in Toronto and 168 in York Region. — 9:37 a.m. Canada’s public health official says it is “urgent” to reduce COVID-19 infections, as new forecasts from officials show the number of cases has exceeded levels seen during of the first wave. According to Dr. Theresa Tam, COVID-19 cases could reach 60,000 per day by the end of the year if Canadians continue to increase their contact rates. Predictions are that the total number of cases in Canada could climb to 378,600 while the death toll could reach 12,120 by the end of the month, if current rates hold. Modeling predicts Canada will have more than 20,000 new cases per day by the end of December. — 9:30 AM Health Minister Patty Hajdu says Canadians need to reduce personal contact now to protect themselves. She says it will mean tough choices for Canadians over the December vacation. Hajdu spoke about the rapid growth in COVID-19 infections at a press conference where officials shared new projections on the spread of the disease. disease across the country. — This report by The Canadian Press was first published on November 20, 2020.