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Canada reports 2,668 new cases of COVID-19, setting new daily record – National

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Canada added 2,668 new cases of the novel coroanvirus on Wednesday, setting a new record for highest single-day increase. Health officials also reported 35 new fatalities, bringing the country’s death toll to 9,829. The new infections come as health officials work to slow the spread of COVID-19, while Canada …

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26 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka, local total reaches 1,207 – Barrie

26 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka, local total reaches 1,207 - Barrie

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit confirmed 26 new novel coronavirus cases on Wednesday, bringing the local total number of cases up to 1,207, including 47 deaths. Nine of the new cases are in Barrie, while four are in Adjala-Tosorontio, four are in Innisfil and three are in Ramara. …

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WestJet to start refunding flights cancelled amid COVID-19 pandemic

WestJet to start refunding flights cancelled amid COVID-19 pandemic

WestJet is the first Canadian airline to provide cash refunds for all flights cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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100,000 rapid coronavirus tests arrive, are being distributed to provinces: minister – National

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Procurement Minister Anita Anand says the first shipment of rapid tests for COVID-19 has arrived in Canada but their eventual destinations remain shrouded in mystery. Canada signed a deal with Abbott Diagnostics to buy 7.9 million ID Now tests, which can produce results on the spot in under 15 …

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57 new coronavirus infections as Saskatchewan approaches 2,500 total cases

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For five days in a row, Saskatchewan has broken its own record high for active coronavirus cases. There are currently 469 active cases in the province, according to a press release on Wednesday. Read more: Visitor limitations at all SHA facilities, care homes in Saskatoon Health officials said there were 57 …

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Montreal ‘progressing in the right way’ as coronavirus cases start to plateau, officials say – Montreal

Montreal ‘progressing in the right way’ as coronavirus cases start to plateau, officials say - Montreal

Montreal is starting to see a plateau of new COVID-19 cases after three weeks of partial lockdown measures but officials warn the second wave of the pandemic isn’t over yet. Dr. Mylène Drouin, director of Montreal public health, said Wednesday the city is “progressing in the right way” thanks …

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Judge dismisses application from Toronto’s homeless to suspend encampments ban – Toronto

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TORONTO _ A judge has dismissed an application by homeless individuals and their advocates to allow encampments in Toronto parks during the pandemic. The group _ which includes 14 people living in encampments and two activist organizations _ sought an interim order to allow the homeless individuals to stay …

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Another coronavirus death linked to Winnipeg personal care home, 135 new cases Wednesay – Winnipeg

Another coronavirus death linked to Winnipeg personal care home, 135 new cases Wednesay - Winnipeg

Manitoba health officials reported 135 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday and linked another death to a deadly outbreak at a Winnipeg personal care home. The latest death — the 43rd linked to the virus — is a man in his 80s who had been a resident at Parkview Place …

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Coronavirus: 1 death, 9 cases in London-Middlesex; health unit readies new ‘public health measures’ – London

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One person has died, nine have tested positive for the coronavirus, and six more people have recovered, officials with the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) reported on Wednesday. The region’s total case count stands at 1,060, of which 934 people have now recovered and 59 have died. There are at …

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42 new cases of COVID-19 involving First Nations people in Manitoba

42 new cases of COVID-19 involving First Nations people in Manitoba

The number of First Nations people in Manitoba infected with COVID-19 is the highest its ever been — which the team tasked with responding to cases in Indigenous communities calls a concerning, ongoing trend. The number spiked by 42 cases Monday, rising to 339 people infected since the novel …

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