COVID

Coronavirus: 81 more cases announced for Interior Health region – Okanagan

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Provincial officals reported 81 new cases of COVID-19 in the Interior Health region on Friday afternoon. Along with the new cases, Interior Health said there are 631 active cases that are isolating, along with 16 people in hospital, including four in intensive care. The number of deaths in the …

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B.C. COVID-19 vaccine plan: Who gets priority and what is the schedule?

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B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, said she is hoping to roll out a COVID-19 vaccine in the province in the first week of January. Henry said Thursday there will only be enough for people in priority groups to start, including vulnerable seniors and health-care workers. Read more: …

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Coronavirus: Resident in Kelowna long-term care home dies from COVID-19 – Okanagan

Coronavirus: Resident in Kelowna long-term care home dies from COVID-19 - Okanagan

One person has died in a declared coronavirus outbreak at a long-term care home in the Okanagan. The person was a resident at Mountainview Village in Kelowna. It’s believed to be the first long-term care home death in the Interior Health region. The Good Samaritan Society operates the 90-resident long-term …

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B.C. chef, charity team up to offer virtual ‘holiday parties’ while feeding kids in need

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A Vancouver restaurant and a local charity have come up with a unique partnership that’s keeping both afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project has kept crucial revenue flowing through the doors of Fable Kitchen, while helping Backpack Buddies — a group that helps feed vulnerable kids — keep …

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‘Dozens’ infected with COVID-19 after B.C. oldtimers’ hockey team travels to Alberta

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A recent trip by a B.C. oldtimers’ hockey team to Alberta was responsible for dozens of cases of COVID-19, according to the province’s top doctor. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonny Henry used the case as an example, while again urging British Columbians to forego all non-essential travel as coronavirus …

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‘A huge juggling act’: B.C. parents struggle daily with COVID-19 and daycare

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It’s no secret that children get colds, especially this time of year, but B.C. parents are facing a daily dilemma unlike any before this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to keep everyone safe, parents are being asked to keep kids home from daycare if they have …

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Nunavut lifts 2-week coronavirus lockdown in all communities except Arviat – National

Nunavut lifts 2-week coronavirus lockdown in all communities except Arviat - National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 2, 2020 7:21 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Nunavut’s two-week lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19 is to end today as the …

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Coronavirus: 83 new cases announced for Interior Health region – Okanagan

Coronavirus: 83 new cases announced for Interior Health region - Okanagan

Provincial health officials announced 83 new coronavirus cases for the Interior Health region on Tuesday. Along with the 83 overnight cases, health officials also said there are 535 active cases within the region, 18 of which are in hospital, including four in critical care. The number of deaths from …

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Coronavirus therapeutics: A look at COVID-19 treatments in Canada – National

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After weeks of illness and breathing difficulties, when COVID-19 patient Tony Passarelli was put on a ventilator at the Etobicoke General Hospital in Toronto back in March, doctors had painted a bleak picture for the 52-year-old. “That night when he got transferred over there, they basically said he’s a …

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Coronavirus pandemic has led to 40% increase of people seeking humanitarian aid: UN – National

Coronavirus pandemic has led to 40% increase of people seeking humanitarian aid: UN - National

The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled a 40% increase in the number of people needing humanitarian assistance around the globe, the United Nations said on Tuesday, as it appealed for roughly $35 billion to help many of those expected to be in need next year. “If everyone who will need …

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