Coronavirus Cases

Ontario to update COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan on Wednesday

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

TORONTO — Ontario is expected to update its COVID-19 vaccination rollout plan today. Health Minister Christine Elliott and Solicitor General Sylvia Jones are scheduled to address the province’s ongoing immunization effort. Ontario said on Tuesday that a total of more than 5.4 million vaccine doses have been administered in …

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B.C. reports 697 new COVID-19 cases, one additional death

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Another 697 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in British Columbia, along with one death. After declining over the weekend, the number of people in hospital with COVID-19 rose by 12 to 486, according to a statement issued by B.C. health officials Tuesday afternoon. The number of COVID-19 patients …

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Ontario outdoor recreational facilities to stay closed until COVID-19 cases drop: minister

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

TORONTO — Ontario’s closure of outdoor recreational facilities will remain in place until COVID-19 cases decline significantly, the government said Tuesday. Health Minister Christine Elliott said the province currently has no timeline for the reopening of facilities such as tennis courts and golf courses. “We need to limit our …

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Doctors in Manitoba write open letter, warn of overloaded health-care system

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Some of Manitoba’s top doctors have written an open letter that pleads with the public to obey COVID-19 public health orders to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed. “Our health system cannot manage the potential volume of what is coming our way if we do not do everything possible to …

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COVID-19: 56 new cases, 1 additional death confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed 56 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death in the region on Tuesday, bringing the total local number up to 10,703, including 226 deaths. Local public health also reported 75 new cases of a coronavirus variant on Tuesday, bringing the total up …

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Saskatchewan reports COVID-19 death in 19 and under age group, 41 in ICU

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Saskatchewan has reported its second COVID-19-related death in the 19 and under age group since the pandemic began. Provincial government officials said the person from the north west zone passed away in February but the death is being reported Tuesday after the completion of an investigation to determine the …

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Maritime women encourage gratitude journaling to help cope with pandemic stress

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Two Maritime women are encouraging people who may be feeling stressed amid the pandemic to consider starting a gratitude journal. Read more: Paramount Fine Foods CEO delivers ‘meals of gratitude’ to health-care heroes in London, Ont. Every morning without fail, Shelley Butler of Riverview, N.B., said that she wakes …

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Death of Manitoba man in his 40s linked to COVID-19 variant, 291 new cases reported

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Manitoba health officials say the province’s latest COVID-19 victim — a man in his 40s from the Winnipeg area — had been stricken ill by the B.1.1.7 variant, first identified in the United Kingdom. He is the 980th Manitoban with COVID-19 to die since March 2020, and his death …

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Desjardins drops disease-related liability, property damage coverage for some claims

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Insurance experts say consumers can expect more companies to introduce exclusions around COVID-19 after Desjardins dropped liability and property damage coverage related to communicable diseases. In an undated letter to clients, the Montreal-based company said it will not cover them in the event they are sued for spreading a …

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Manitoba expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all adults in 3 more Winnipeg neighbourhoods

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Manitoba is expanding its COVID-19 vaccine program to include all adults living in three more Winnipeg neighbourhoods deemed to be at high risk of transmission for the virus. Anyone 18 or older living in the River East South, St. Vital North, and Seven Oaks East neighbourhoods, can now book an …

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